Eugenia Marin
Eugenia Marin

(Visiting Postdoc)

I am interested in how we learn and remember and in the neural basis of these processes. At IBN, I am studying the neural correlates of navigational path prediction error with a spatial memory task and fMRI method.   

Gabriel Makdah
Gabriel Makdah

(Masters Project Student)

I am interested in understanding the cerebral integration of multi-modal information. The ventral hippocampus presents itself as an optimal target for such a task due to its highly heterogeneous nature. It serves as the hippocampus' main output into the prefrontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, amygdala, and olfactory bulb. In accordance with its anatomical projections, the ventral hippocampus is implicated in a number of roles, including goal-directed navigation, anxiety, contextual-fear memory, and odor processing. However, little is known about how these information are integrated, their spatial relevance, and their contribution to the hippocampus cognitive map. My goal is to better understand the spatial integration of such information through electrophysiological and behavioural studies, linking spatial, anxio-modulatory, and olfactory stimuli to ventral hippocampus activity.

Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen

(Project Student)

Our project involves seeing whether rats can carry out distance estimation in the absence of local cues (landmark and odour being examples). From here, we hope to move onto investigating whether this path integration ability is degraded when they have to do the task on a vertical plane.

Aleya Binti Aziz Marzuki
Aleya Binti Aziz Marzuki

(Undergraduate project student)

Our project involves seeing whether rats can carry out distance estimation in the absence of local cues (landmark and odour being examples). From here, we hope to move onto investigating whether this path integration ability is degraded when they have to do the task on a vertical plane.

Prae Pattanapeeradej
Prae Pattanapeeradej

(Project Student)

Previous research has found evidence for place cell firing associating with unexplored region of the environment (hippocampal preplay). My current research is a behavioural study which aims to test whether rats would take novel shortcuts once they become available.

Risto Jamul
Risto Jamul

Erasmus Student

In my research, I’m interested in how the brain processes the information obtained from our surroundings and how these stimuli control and guide our behaviour. Currently I am studying the functional role of visual inputs to head direction circuits with a particular focus on the retrosplenial cortex of mice.

Charlotte Coco Newton
Charlotte Coco Newton

(Project student)

My research interests lie between the boundaries of architecture and neuroscience; how developments in cognitive neuroscience may inform design practice of spaces to enhance user quality. Such developments include understanding the neural basis of spatial representation and navigation using behavioural neuroscience and electrophysiological recording. 

Stefania Vietti-Michelina
Stefania Vietti-Michelina

(Masters Student)

I'm currently enrolled on the MSc Neuroscience at UCL and I'm working on a project for my Master's Degree aimed at studying prosocial behaviour and empathy in rats using a customised food-foraging behavioural task.

Nilay Ateşyakar
Nilay Ateşyakar

(Erasmus Student)

I am currently working on a project designed to assess the neural encoding processes underlying memory and flexible navigation in rats. We pursue to assess the activity of spatially sensitive neurons in rats’ brains, called place cells, during the completion of a complex behavioural task, which requires hippocampal-dependent navigation. I am particularly interested in how the sequences of place cell activity in dorsal hippocampus may contribute to goal-directed navigation. 

Jong Hoon Lee
Jong Hoon Lee

(Masters Student)

I am a final-year student at the MSc Cognitive science (Cogmaster) at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France. I am currently working on a computational model of the auditory cortex during the encoding of temporal information.

Eugenia Marin
Gabriel Makdah
Minh Nguyen
Aleya Binti Aziz Marzuki
Prae Pattanapeeradej
Risto Jamul
Charlotte Coco Newton
Stefania Vietti-Michelina
Nilay Ateşyakar
Jong Hoon Lee
Eugenia Marin

(Visiting Postdoc)

I am interested in how we learn and remember and in the neural basis of these processes. At IBN, I am studying the neural correlates of navigational path prediction error with a spatial memory task and fMRI method.   

Gabriel Makdah

(Masters Project Student)

I am interested in understanding the cerebral integration of multi-modal information. The ventral hippocampus presents itself as an optimal target for such a task due to its highly heterogeneous nature. It serves as the hippocampus' main output into the prefrontal cortex, nucleus accumbens, amygdala, and olfactory bulb. In accordance with its anatomical projections, the ventral hippocampus is implicated in a number of roles, including goal-directed navigation, anxiety, contextual-fear memory, and odor processing. However, little is known about how these information are integrated, their spatial relevance, and their contribution to the hippocampus cognitive map. My goal is to better understand the spatial integration of such information through electrophysiological and behavioural studies, linking spatial, anxio-modulatory, and olfactory stimuli to ventral hippocampus activity.

Minh Nguyen

(Project Student)

Our project involves seeing whether rats can carry out distance estimation in the absence of local cues (landmark and odour being examples). From here, we hope to move onto investigating whether this path integration ability is degraded when they have to do the task on a vertical plane.

Aleya Binti Aziz Marzuki

(Undergraduate project student)

Our project involves seeing whether rats can carry out distance estimation in the absence of local cues (landmark and odour being examples). From here, we hope to move onto investigating whether this path integration ability is degraded when they have to do the task on a vertical plane.

Prae Pattanapeeradej

(Project Student)

Previous research has found evidence for place cell firing associating with unexplored region of the environment (hippocampal preplay). My current research is a behavioural study which aims to test whether rats would take novel shortcuts once they become available.

Risto Jamul

Erasmus Student

In my research, I’m interested in how the brain processes the information obtained from our surroundings and how these stimuli control and guide our behaviour. Currently I am studying the functional role of visual inputs to head direction circuits with a particular focus on the retrosplenial cortex of mice.

Charlotte Coco Newton

(Project student)

My research interests lie between the boundaries of architecture and neuroscience; how developments in cognitive neuroscience may inform design practice of spaces to enhance user quality. Such developments include understanding the neural basis of spatial representation and navigation using behavioural neuroscience and electrophysiological recording. 

Stefania Vietti-Michelina

(Masters Student)

I'm currently enrolled on the MSc Neuroscience at UCL and I'm working on a project for my Master's Degree aimed at studying prosocial behaviour and empathy in rats using a customised food-foraging behavioural task.

Nilay Ateşyakar

(Erasmus Student)

I am currently working on a project designed to assess the neural encoding processes underlying memory and flexible navigation in rats. We pursue to assess the activity of spatially sensitive neurons in rats’ brains, called place cells, during the completion of a complex behavioural task, which requires hippocampal-dependent navigation. I am particularly interested in how the sequences of place cell activity in dorsal hippocampus may contribute to goal-directed navigation. 

Jong Hoon Lee

(Masters Student)

I am a final-year student at the MSc Cognitive science (Cogmaster) at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France. I am currently working on a computational model of the auditory cortex during the encoding of temporal information.

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