A perspective paper by graduate student Mike Starrett and Dr. Ekstrom was recently published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and is currently available online, here.
Please have a look at our newly updated list of lab publications. The page now includes in press articles through October 2017!
Dr. Ekstrom, postdoc Derek Huffman, and graduate student Michael Starrett propose a model of interacting networks supporting spatial cognition and navigation based on previous findings from both animal and human literature. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00531.2017
New paper in Nature Communications from Spatial Cognition Lab graduate student Millie Copara and collaborators Veronique Bohbot and Jean Gotman showing theta oscillations in the human hippocampus during real-world movement!
Our new paper in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience by Jennifer Lieberman shows that the hippocampus plays a role in both associative and recency-based mechanisms of temporal order processing!
New article published in Cognition by Aiden Arnold showing that mental simulation of routes during navigation involves adaptive temporal compression!
New paper in eLife shows spatial remapping in the human hippocampus!
New paper in Neuropsychologia shows medial temporal lobe damage in humans impairs spatial precision but not the ability to use distal cues on the virtual Morris Water Maze!
New paper by graduate student Jared Stokes demonstrates roles for CA3/DG in pattern separation and completion during a novel spatial learning paradigm. Jared’s paper also suggests a new role for CA1 in binding geometric templates with existing memories stored in CA3/DG!
The hippocampus has long been thought to house the neural mechanisms necessary for encoding a cognitive map of spatial environments. However, recent research in humans suggests that cognitive maps may be more distributed throughout the brain. The Spatial Cognition Lab recently published a review on this topic. Find out more here.