Princeton University researchers have used a novel virtual reality and brain imaging system to detect a form of neural activity underlying how the brain forms short-term memories that are used in making decisions.
Archive – March 2012
He was 12. It was the best birthday gift his parents ever gave him. Not a bike, not a pair of skis, not a model rocket — it was a programmable calculator. "I was a total geek," admits Carlos Brody in the accompanying video. "Even as a kid I was thinking about how complex systems work."
Dr. Dmitriy Aronov, a postdoctoral fellow in the Tank Lab was awarded the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation fellowship
Dr. Dmitriy Aronov, a postdoctoral fellow in the Tank Lab was awarded the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation fellowship for his project Mechanisms of hippocampal remapping in rats navigating in virtual reality. This project will use a virtual reality setup to study rats performing spatial navigation tasks. In particular, it will seek to understand how the brain areas involved these behaviors switch between representations of distinct spatial memories. This research will contribute to our general under