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.
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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…
July 24th, 2018
We recently uploaded a preprint to BioRxiv that investigates how human hippocampal theta oscillations relate to planning in novel environments. Here’s the link…
April 11th, 2018
Karl Friston and I recently published a paper in Biological Cybernetics about the neural computations underlying spatial navigation and planning in novel environments. Here’s a link to the paper…
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!
March 30, 2017
Check out a new review article in Trends Neurosci that I wrote with Nico Schuck and Christian Doeller about the role of cognitive maps in decision-making.
February 8th, 2017
In an exciting news article in the February issue of Nature Medicine, I’m interviewed about the development of a new device by the lab of Gyorgy Buzsaki that can simultaneously record multiple individual neurons in epilepsy patients.