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Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience (IBN)



May 2014: Freyja Olafsdottir passes PhD viva

May 2014: Kate Jeffery gains a Wellcome Senior Investigator Award for a project entitled "Neural encoding of complex space"

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Geiser E, Walker KM, Bendor D. (2014) Global timing: a conceptual framework to investigate the neural basis of rhythm perception in humans and non-human species. Front Psychol. 3;5:159. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00159. eCollection 2014.

Spiers HJ, Bendor D. (2014) Enhance, delete, incept: Manipulating hippocampus-dependent memories. Brain Res Bull. pii: S0361-9230(13)00207-4. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2013.12.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Bendor D. (2013) Eppendorf. Play it again, brain. Science. 342(6158):574. doi: 10.1126/science.1245966.

Scott McDonald, J., Clifford, C.W.G., Solomon, S.S., Chen, S.C., Solomon, S.G. (2014) Integration and segregation of multiple motion signals by neurons in area MT of primate
 Journal of Neurophysiology,  111(2): 369 - 378 

Jeffery, KJ (2014) graded precision of entorhinal head direction cells. Current Biology 24(3): R113-4

Knight R, Piette C, Page H, Walters D, Marozzi E, Nardini M, Stringer S, Jeffery KJ (2013) Weighted cue integration in the rodent head direction system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London), 369(1635):20120512

Page H, Walters D, Knight R, Piette C, Jeffery KJ, Stringer S (2013) A theoretical account of cue averaging in the rodent head direction system. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London), 369(1635): 20130283

Saleem AB, Ayaz A, Jeffery KJ, Harris KD, Carandini M. (2013) Integration of visual motion and locomotion in mouse visual cortex. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Nov 3. doi: 10.1038/nn.3567. [Epub ahead of print]

Bendor D (2013) Eppendorf. Play it again, brain. Science. 342(6158):574. doi: 10.1126/science.1245966.

Jeffery KJ, Jovalekic A, Verriotis M and Hayman R (2013) Navigating in a three-dimensional world. Target article and Discussion in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(5):523-43. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X12002476

Gharaei S, Tailby C, Solomon SS, Solomon SG (2013) Texture-dependent motion signals in primate area MT. Journal of Physiology, 591(22): 5671-

Di Marco S, Protti DA, Solomon SG. Excitatory and inhibitory contributions to receptive fields of alpha-like retinal ganglion cells in mouse. Journal of Neurophysiology, in press.

Cheong SK, Tailby C, Solomon SG, Martin PR. Cortical-like receptive fields in the lateral geniculate nucleus of marmoset monkeys. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(16):6864-76.

Spiers HJ, Hayman RM, Jovalekic A, Marozzi E and Jeffery KJ (2013) Place field repetition and purely local remapping in a multi-compartment environment. Cerebral Cortex, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bht198

Howard LR, Kumaran D, Olafsdóttir HF, Spiers HJ. Dissociation between Dorsal and Ventral Posterior Parietal Cortical Responses to Incidental Changes in Natural Scenes (2013) PLoS One. 2013 Jul 9;8(7):e67988.

Wijesinghe R, Solomon SG, Camp AJ. Noise normalizes firing output of mouse lateral geniculate nucleus neurons. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e57961

Bello-Medina PC, Sánchez-Carrasco L, González-Ornelas NR, Jeffery KJ, Ramirez-Amaya, V (2013) Differential effects of space vs. massed training in long-term object-identity and object-location recognition memory. Behavioural Brain Research, 250 (1) 102–113.

Jeffery, KJ (2013) Neural odometry: The discrete charm of the entorhinal cortex. Current Biology, 23(5) R204 - R206


About the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience

The core of the IBN is a group of labs in the Bedford Way building, and was established in April 2008 with the aid of a £3m SRIF grant. The IBN core groups are:

Kate Jeffery (Director)

Hugo Spiers

Sam Solomon

Dan Bendor

The general theme of our work is "Neurons and behaviour". Located in a Psychology department, we are all neuroscientists, who seek to understand how neural processes collaborate to create perception, cognition and behaviour. We use a range of methods including single neuron recording, behavioural training, functional neuroimaging and virtual reality. We also teach undergraduate and MSc Brain and Behaviour courses, supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, and undertake various public engagement and outreach activities.