UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Experimental Psychology Seminar - Spatial Navigation in neurodegenerative lesion models

03 October 2017, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Event Information


Room 305, Bedford Way

 Speaker: Michael Hornberger, University of East Anglia

In my talk I will present data showing how neurodegenerative lesion models (Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia) can be employed for the investigation of spatial navigation processes in the human brain. More specifically, I will show recent data showing how neurodegenerative syndromes and their prodromal forms show different allocentric and egocentric navigation patterns  and how this relates to the underlying atrophy in these patients. I will discuss how the results inform better diagnosis and treatment of those patients and also theoretical models of spatial navigation.