Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory Systems

We investigate the networks of brain regions that govern different kinds of memory. We know that memory is not localized to single brain regions, but instead is the result of groups of brain regions working together. To do this we examine the effect of changes to specific regions of the brain on the whole network, and correlate these network changes with behavior. We also work on the role of neurochemicals, such as acetylcholine, in memory. We accomplish this research by using magnetic resonance imaging in animal models, to look at changes in structure, function and connections - and by combining it with behavioral assessments.

j of Structural Biology

O'Reilly JX, Croxson PL, Jbabdi S, Sallet J, Noonan MP, Mars RB, Browning PG, Wilson CR, Mitchell AS, Miller KL, Rushworth MF, Baxter MG (2013) Causal effect of disconnection lesions on interhemispheric functional connectivity in rhesus monkeys. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110:13982-139877

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