Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience
Dec - Kate Jeffery awarded a 3-year BBSRC grant to study the neural encoding of thre-dimensional space
Nov - Bex Knight awarded PhD for thesis entitled "Integration of sensory cues by the head direction system"
Aug - Madeleine Verriotis awarded PhD for thesis entitled "Exploring the brain's representation of three-dimensional space"
- Paper from Jeffery lab in Nature Neuroscience on 3D spatial encoding. See also Mail on Sunday article and podcast discussion on Skeptics Guide to the Universe (mins 16-22)
July - Hugo Spiers awarded a 6-year James S McDonnell Junior Scholar Award for the Study of Human Cognition
- Francesca Cacucci awarded a 5-year ERC starting grant to study development of the spatial representation
- Kate Jeffery awarded a 3-year MRC grant to study the retrosplenial head direction system
PhD APPLICATIONS: our applications process starts towards the end of each calendar year. If you are interested in a behavioural neuroscience project, please email Kate Jeffery. Details for how to apply are on the Psychology graduate programme website.
MASTERS PROGRAMME IN BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE - Please see the programme website for details.
RECENT IBN PUBLICATIONS
Knight R, Hayman R, Lin Ginzberg L and Jeffery K. (2011) Geometric cues influence head direction cells only weakly in nondisoriented rats. The Journal of Neuroscience 31(44):15681-92.
Jeffery, KJ (2011) Place cells, grid cells, attractors and remapping. Neural Plasticity in press.
Hayman R, Verriotis MA, Jovalekic A, Fenton AA and Jeffery KJ (2011) Anisotropic encoding of three-dimensional space by place cells and grid cells. Nature Neuroscience 14(9):1182-8
Stewart, S., Cacucci, F., Lever, C. (2011) Which Memory Task for My Mouse? A Systematic Review of Spatial Memory Performance in the Tg2576 Alzheimer's Mouse Model. J Alzheimers Dis
Jovalekic, A., Hayman, R., Becares, N., Reid, H., Thomas, G., Wilson, J., Jeffery, K. J. (2011) Horizontal biases in rats use of three-dimensional space. Behavioural Brain Research 222, 279-288
Jeffery, K. J., Cacucci, F. (2010) Who moved my cheese (again)? Nat Neurosci 13(8), 911-912
Lever, C., Burton, S., Jeewajee, A., Wills, T. J., Cacucci, F., Burgess, N., O'Keefe, J. (2010) Environmental novelty elicits a later theta phase of firing in CA1 but not subiculum. Hippocampus 20(2), 229-234
Jeffery, K. J. (2010). Theoretical accounts of spatial learning: A neurobiological view (commentary on Pearce, 2009). The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 63(9), 1683-1699
Wills, T. J., Cacucci, F., Burgess, N., O'Keefe, J. (2010) Development of the hippocampal cognitive map in preweanling rats. Science 328(5985), 1573-1576
The core of the IBN is a group of labs in the Bedford Way building (see photo). Using £3m SRIF money, the labs and offices have recently been refurbished, the labs coming onstream in April 2008.
The on-site IBN core groups are:
Kate Jeffery (IBN Director)
Andrea Alenda (postdoc)
Aman Saleem (postdoc)
Elizabeth Marozzi (PhD student)
Jonathan Wilson (PhD student)
Yave Lozano (PhD student)
Hugo Spiers (PI)
Bex Knight (Postdoc)
Lorelei Howard (PhD student)
Hauður Freyja Ólafsdóttir (PhD student)
Francesca Cacucci (PI)
Laurenz Mussig (Postdoc)
Jonas Hauser (Postdoc)
Doran Amos (PhD student)
Hui Min Tan (PhD student)
|Robin Hayman (Teaching Fellow)|
Benedetto De Martino (Henry Wellcome Fellow)
|Caswell Barry (postdoc with Neil Burgess)|
|Ben Towse (Wellcome PhD student with Neil Burgess)|
|Lin Lin Ginzberg (MRC PhD student with John O'Keefe)|
|Madeleine Verriotis (PhD student)|
|Aleks Jovalekic (PhD student)|