VR

An immersive first-person navigation task for abstract knowledge acquisition

Advances in virtual reality (VR) technology have greatly benefited spatial navigation research. By presenting space in a controlled manner, changing aspects of the environment one at a time or manipulating the gain from different sensory inputs, the …

New paper in Scientific Reports

Our new paper on learning to physically navigate an abstract quantity space is now published in Scientific Reports.

Radio piece on cognitive maps

Our work on cognitive maps was featured by the Deutschlandfunk (German public radio).

Spatial and temporal reference frames anchor cognitive maps for memory

The hippocampal-entorhinal region forms cognitive maps of learned relations. Environmental boundaries are central to spatial orientation. However, trapezoidal boundary geometry distorts the regular firing patterns of entorhinal grid cells that …

New preprint on bioRxiv

Our new preprint on learning to physically navigate an abstract quantity space is now on bioRxiv.

An immersive first-person navigation task for abstract knowledge acquisition

Advances in virtual reality (VR) technology have greatly benefited spatial navigation research. By presenting space in a controlled manner, changing aspects of the environment one at a time or manipulating the gain from different sensory inputs, the …

First blog post on VR

My first blog post (written in German) on virtual reality in neuroscience and psychology research is out on SciLogs!

Deforming the metric of cognitive maps distorts memory

Environmental boundaries anchor cognitive maps that support memory. However, trapezoidal boundary geometry distorts the regular firing patterns of entorhinal grid cells proposedly providing a metric for cognitive maps. Here, we test the impact of …

Official publication in Nature Human Behaviour: Deforming the metric of cognitive maps distorts memory

Our paper on memory distortions is now officially part of the February 2020 issue of Nature Human Behaviour. View PDF!

Behind the paper: blog post on new article

I wrote a short blog post summarizing our new paper on memory distortions.