New Methods Paper “In Press” at Behavior Research Methods

A manuscript detailing the HSC lab’s Landmarks Unity package has been accepted for publication at Behavior Research Methods. Landmarks provides a flexible, user-friendly way to build 3D, VR-compatible experiments with no programming requirements.  View the accepted manuscript or check out the public GitHub repository to learn more about Landmarks. Manuscript link: http://humanspatialcognitionlab.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/starrett-etAl_behavResMethods_acceptedMS.pdf GitHub link: https://github.com/mjstarrett/Landmarks

POSITION AVAILABLE – Postdoctoral fellowship

The human spatial cognition lab is seeking a postdoc! The Human Spatial Cognition Lab at The University of Arizona Psychology Department is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work with the PI, Arne Ekstrom, involving fMRI, spatial navigation, and episodic memory. The applicant should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, or possibly bioengineering, with relevant past experience in a research lab. Qualified applicants should email adekstrom AT email.arizona.edu for more info and direct any questions about the position to to him as well.

Announcing exciting new findings from the lab testing the importance of body movements in space to navigation!

We are pleased to announce our new paper in Neuron showing that body movements through space are not necessary for the normal expression of neural spatial representations.  Intriguingly, our findings suggest that visual input alone may be sufficient for complex spatial representations of large-scale environments.  Check it out:https://www.cell.com/neuron/pdfExtended/S0896-6273(19)30696-8

Participate in our paid studies!

Get paid to be part of an important brain oscillation research study here at University of Arizona! Are you interested in gaming and virtual reality? Do you want to know more about brain oscillations? If you answered YES to these questions, you may be eligible to participate in the neuroimaging study. The purpose of this research study is to examine the information coded in brain oscillations during spatial navigation.  The brain activities of participants are measured with EEG while they navigate in a virtual environment.  Participants will receive an incentive payment and a voucher for free parking. No medications will…

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