May 2, 2019

“Entorhinal transformations in abstract frames of reference” by Karl Friston and I was just published in PLoS Biology. We found that the human entorhinal cortex and subiculum, brain regions that integrate first person and environmental spatial coordinates during navigation, also help us relate social knowledge about other people to ourselves.

This finding is particularly exciting because it highlights a potential novel neural mechanism underlying how we learn about other people and relate to them. Moreover, our findings provide clues about how we can use map-like learning strategies in non-spatial tasks.

You can read more at…

https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000230

 

September 12, 2018

I recently uploaded a new manuscript to bioRxiv titled “Hippocampal-entorhinal transformations in abstract frames of reference”, where we show that the human entorhinal cortex and subiculum help transform metrically coded decision variables from relative to absolute coordinates. Here’s a link to the manuscript…

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/09/11/414524

December 8, 2017

Karl Friston and I recently published a computational neuroscience manuscript on spatial planning in novel environments, which is now freely available via bioRxiv… https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/07/230599.full.pdf+html

 

September 19, 2017

I recently received the Laird Cermak Young Investigator Award from the Memory Disorders Research Society (MDRS) and gave a talk on “The role of mental maps in memory and decision making” at the MDRS meeting in Chicago. I had a great time at the meeting!