Neurobiology of spatial orientation and navigation, learning and memory. Understanding 1) the neurobiological basis of spatial cognition and navigation, and 2) the neurobiological mechanisms underlying learning and memory. We use single cell chronic unit recording techniques in rodents to correlate the activity of neurons with the animal's behavior.
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