UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Saleem Lab

Saleem Lab logo, illustration of an eye within a hexegon
The challenge

We constantly move from one point to another or navigate in the world: in a room, building or around a city. While navigating, we look around to understand the environment, and our position within it. We use vision naturally and effortlessly to navigate in the world. “How does the brain use visual images observed by the eyes for natural functions such as navigation?” We are a systems neuroscience lab investigating such questions.

The key research areas we currently study include: how information from visual images is transformed into a spatial map (an understanding of ones location in an environment), how visual processing altered during movement, and innate visual behaviour in rodents.


The lab uses a combination of experimental and computational approaches to investigate brain function. The main experimental techniques include: large-scale extracellular electrophysiology, virtual reality, rodent behaviour and optogenetic manipulation of neural activity. Computational techniques include: decoding activity from large populations of neurons and systems level models of neural systems.

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Principal investigator

Profile Aman Saleem
Aman Saleem

Professor of Systems Neuroscience

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Edward Horrocks

Research Fellow

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Diao (Adam) Tong

PhD Student

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Sonali Siragowni Sriranga

PhD Student