- Department of Psychology, UIC
- mrago [at] uic.edu
Dr. Michael Ragozzino's research program involves taking a neural systems approach to understanding the neurobiology of learning and memory. His interest focuses on investigating the principles and neural mechanisms that govern the ability to learn new rules and inhibit old rules under changing environmental conditions. The ability to adopt new strategies and inhibit old strategies involves a powerful form of plasticity for adapting to a changing environment and reflects intricate learning, memory and attentional systems.
|Prenatal SSRI exposure on cognition & synaptic plasticity in autism mouse models||This project aims to test whether prenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) exposure in a syndromic (monogenic) mouse model (Fmr1-KO) and idiopathic (polygenic) mouse model (BTBR) of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) exacerbates existing cognitive and synaptic plasticity phenotypes or produces new ASD-related cognitive impairments and synaptic alterations. Specific Aim 1 will determ||Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Laboratory||On-going|