Research news

The hippocampus orchestrates the cerebral process that allows us to recall memories

For the first time in humans, researchers from IBEC have simultaneously recorded the brain activity of the two key areas linked to memory: the hippocampus and the neocortex.

This study was made possible thanks to the voluntary participation of epilepsy patients who, due to their disease, have intracranial electrode implants. Making use of virtual reality, the participants performed spatial memory tasks.
The taste of your favourite snack after school, your first kiss, that time you partied until dawn… Memories are a way of travelling into the past. Despite how easy it can be to remember a situation, the cerebral process taking place is complex and continues to be, for the most part, a mystery.

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IBEC organises the fifth reSearch4Talent open doors edition

More than fifty undergraduate and master students attended yesterday’s reSearch4Talent at IBEC, the fifth time we’ve opened our doors to young scholars interested in a scientific career.

Held in the Dolors Aleu room of the Barcelona Science Park, the event started with a welcome and presentation about the institute from IBEC’s talent and education deputy and Group Leader Elena Martínez, followed by specific information about applications and admissions from Carolina Marí Head of the HR department. To finish with the presentations, Harishankar Balakrishnan PhD at IBEC, shared his experience as doctoral student and did a brief presentation of the PhD Committee, which was set up in 2013 to enable students to have a voice in the running of the institute and to organize events of their own.

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