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Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience (IBN)



Nov 2013 Dan Bendor announced as finalist in Eppendorf & Science prize in Neurobiology for his essay Play it again, brain

Sept 2013: The IBN welcomes Dan Bendor as new PI

July 2013: Sam Solomon and Kate Jeffery awarded an NC3Rs grant for their project entitled "Reducing the number of non-human primates in research by developing a rodent model of selective attention"

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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), in press.

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), in press.

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, in press

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.