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Kate Jeffrey: "Studying the Sense of Direction in the Brain"
Prof Kate Jeffery is a neuroscientist researching how the brain makes an internal representation of space. She studies how spatially sensitive neurons encode complex spaces, with a particular focus on two main issues: three dimensional space, and the internal “sense of direction”
One main thread of my research uses fMRI and cortical-surface-based methods to map multiple visual, auditory, somatosensory, and motor areas in the human brain and to make high-resolution cross-subject average flat maps. The internal structure of these small cortical areas (typically only 1 cm wide) are uncovered through the use of phase-encoded methods for retinotopy,…
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