Jonathan Whitlock

Researcher Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience

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Background and activities

Jonathan Whitlock is head of the Whitlock research group at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience. His focus is on unraveling the neural circuits involved in action-planning and action understanding.

Whitlock started at the Kavli Institute in a post-doctoral position with Edvard and May-Britt Moser, characterizing and comparing navigational representations across parietal and entorhinal cortices in freely-behaving rats.

He was a graduate student of Mark Bear, first at Brown University, then MIT. For his thesis work he used a combination of biochemical and electrophysiological techniques to demonstrate that synaptic connections in the hippocampus grew stronger as a consequence of single-trial learning in rats.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Whitlock, Jonathan; Moser, Edvard Ingjald. (2009) Synaptic Plasticity and Spatial Representations in the Hippocampus. The Cognitive Neurosciences, 4th Edition.