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Jeffery Lab

  Kate JefferyClimbing ratGrid cell spatial autocorrelation


 About us


My lab is interested in how neurons encode complex space. The pictures above show (middle) a rat exploring a complex vertical space, and (right) the activity profile of a single spatial neuron, a grid cell. See Research for more info about what we are interested in.

The lab is part of a bigger group of researchers known as the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience (IBN), which I established in order to develop the biological profile of the  department and bring psychology and neuroscience closer together.



My address and contact details are:

Prof KJ Jeffery
Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience
Department of Experimental Psychology
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
26 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AP
tel: 020 7679 5308


 Lab news

  Sept 2015 - Jonathan Wilson and Yave Lozano have recently submitted their PhD theses, and will be defending later in the term. We wish them both well.

James Street has just started a PhD on the MBChB programme, and Han Yin Cheng has just started an MSc/PhD, both in the coming weeks. Welcome!
  The lab was recently awarded a five-year Wellcome Investigator Award to pursue its study of complex space. The grant funds three postdocs and we will be looking at place, head direction and grid cells in multi-compartmented and three-dimensional spaces.