6 January 2015 News
Found: the missing part of brain’s ‘internal compass’External link
Martin Chadwick and Hugo Spiers found that the entorhinal cortex acts as an internal compass, playing a key role in spatial navigation
23 December 2014 News
Only Human: Scientists, Systems, and Suspect StatisticsExternal link
Tom Hardwicke, Leila Jameel, Matthew Jones, Eryk J Walczak, & Lucía M Weinberg's article on fixing the problems in Psychology
3 December 2014 View
3D compass cells found in the bat brainExternal link
Hugo Spiers comments on exciting new findings of 3D head direction cells in bats' presubiculum
11 October 2014 News
Taxichaufförerna i London (Taxi drivers in London)External link
Hugo Spiers talks hippocampami, London taxis, and John O'Keefe's Nobel (in Swedish and English).
11 October 2014 News
Optimal learning research competition
What's the best way of using an hour of study time to learn novel foreign vocabulary items? This competition offers a $10,000 prize for the winning method.
6 September 2014 News
Memory in the twenty-first centuryExternal link
A festival where writers discussed the relationship between storytelling and memory in dialogue with a neuroscientist, technology futures specialist, and a neuro-literary critic. Featuring our own Dr. Hugo Spiers.
22 June 2014 News
Cognitive Science Computational Modeling Prize
Maarten Speekenbrink & Emmanuouil Konstantinidis win the Society for Cognitive Science Computational Modeling Prize
16 June 2014 News
UCL News: Soho navigation engages hippocampal formation
A new paper in Current Biology by Howard et al. demonstrates that demostrates that the hippocampus encodes both the path and distance to spatial goals.
5 June 2014 In the media
Daily Mail: Sat-navs dull the mindExternal link
Dr. Hugo Spiers' team found that blindly following directions causes a part of the brain particularly important for spatial navigation to decrease its activity.
20 April 2014 News
Senior Investigator Award for Kate Jeffery
Prof. Kate Jeffery received a highly prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award for her work entitled Neural Encoding of Complex Space.
11 March 2014 News
Circumventing Limits in Memory Retrieval
Prof. Brad Love was awarded a Leverhulme Project Grant entitled "Circumventing Limits in Memory Retrieval"