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
- (2018) Architecture and Organization of Mouse Posterior Parietal Cortex Relative to Extrastriate Areas. European Journal of Neuroscience.
- (2018) Efficient cortical coding of 3D posture in freely behaving rats. Science. vol. 362 (6414).
- (2017) Movement Coding at the Mesoscale in Posterior Parietal Cortex. Neuron.
- (2017) Posterior parietal cortex. Current Biology.
- (2014) Navigating actions through the rodent parietal cortex. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. vol. 8 (MAY).
- (2012) 702.01/DDD17 - Impaired spatial periodicity of grid cells in a novel environment. SFN Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner.
- (2012) Head direction maps remain stable despite grid map fragmentation. Frontiers in Neural Circuits. vol. 6.
- (2012) Functional Split between Parietal and Entorhinal Cortices in the Rat. Neuron. vol. 73 (4).
- (2010) Effects of parietal cortical inactivation on representations in entorhinal cortex. Society for Neuroscience : Abstracts.
- (2009) Fragmentation of grid cell maps in a multicompartment environment. Nature Neuroscience. vol. 12 (10).
- (2006) Learning Induces Long-Term Potentiation in the Hippocampus. Science. vol. 313 (5790).
Part of book/report
- (2009) Synaptic Plasticity and Spatial Representations in the Hippocampus. The Cognitive Neurosciences, 4th Edition.