Background and activities

The ability to remember the location of a person or an object in space is a critical part of learning. Whether the brain remembers objects-in-place as a way to support spatial navigation or whether the brain represents the location of another organism to support learning a new task in a social setting, the ability to reliably code for location is essential.
The Navarro Schroder Group seeks to integrate functional neuroimaging with behavioural tasks to answer fundamental questions about neural computation. To this end, the group investigates:
- How the human brain uses visual information to map the surrounding environment and remember past events
- How the brain computes the location of people and objects using ecologically relevant virtual reality experiments and neuroimaging
- Whether individual differences in memory performance correlate to structural differences in the brain or unique patterns of neurotransmitter release
Investigator’s Tools:  
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
- Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DW-MRI)
- Magnetic Resonance (MR) Spectroscopy
- Virtual Reality (VR)  

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