Representation of directions in the human brain

We are sorry, this position has been filled.

Understanding the direction to landmarks and targets is a critical part of human everyday life. Understanding the basic science of how these are represented in the human brain is an important step for the field of spatial memory and navigation. In recent years our lab has found several new neural representations of directions (e.g. Maidenbaum et al. 2018 PNAS). We have initial results suggesting several additional representations may potentially be found and are looking for a summer student to perform analysis work on existing datasets to find and characterize these signals.

Lab: Electrophysiology, Memory, and Navigation Laboratory

Direct Supervisor: Shachar Maidenbaum (SMM2310)

Position Dates: 6/1/2020 - 8/30/2020

Hours per Week: 40

Qualifications: Human memory, Data science, Python, Matlab

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

 

Joshua Jacobs, jj2784@columbia.edu