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:

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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Become a Research Assistant at the SCL

Interested in working with virtual reality? Gain psychology/neuroscience research experience by joining our lab! We are now accepting applications from undergraduates to join us as research assistants for the upcoming semester. Applicants typically have a GPA of around 3.3 in psychology/neuroscience courses. To apply, please click here for the research assistant application or visit the “Contact Us” tab and return the form to Alexis Oyao (, along with your resume/CV, or contact Alexis Oyao if you have any questions.

Now taking graduate student applications for Fall of 2019 at University of Arizona!

The Human Spatial Cognition Lab is seeking Ph.D. students!   We currently have several funded projects on navigation and memory involving scalp and intracranial EEG, fMRI, and patient work!  Please also feel free to contact Arne with more questions, Please apply through the University of Arizona Psychology website: