Research

Our research focuses on understanding the neuronal substrates of perception and memory. We use a combination of large-scale electrophysiological recording methods and molecular-genetic tools in behaving rodents to examine 1) how neurones encode complex sounds in auditory cortex, and 2) how auditory information is stored into memory by interactions between auditory cortex and the hippocampus during sleep.

Here are some of the ongoing projects in the lab:

  1. neural ensemble encoding of auditory objects
  2. cortico-hippocampal interactions underlying memory consolidation
  3. the role of REM sleep in memory consolidation
  4. neural mechanisms underlying social cognition
  5. impact prediction of journal articles

We are funded by The Royal Society, Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Action on Hearing Loss, the Human Frontiers Science Program, and the European Research Council.