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August 16, 2019

The Chrastil Lab was awarded a grant from NSF for "Cognitive graphs: The geometry of spatial knowledge". The grant will use VR to study how people understand navigational space and the underlying geometry of cognitive maps.

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July 1, 2019

The Chrastil Lab is moving to the Department of Neurobiology & Behavior at UC Irvine starting fall 2019. 

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July 1, 2019

We are looking for two postdocs and a research assistant to join the lab at UC Irvine.

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June 24, 2019

The Chrastil lab has published a paper in Cognition on the perceptual inputs for path integration

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April 18, 2019

Lily Cheng presented her talk "From individual cognitive maps to a collective cognitive map: Prescriptive guidelines" and Liz Chrastil presented her talk "Central coordination and integration of diverse information to form a single map" at the Collective Spatial Cognition Workshop.

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January 22, 2019

The Chrastil Lab has been awarded a grant to study individual differences in navigational abilities from the Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (Army Research Office)

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December 14, 2018

Liz Chrastil gave a talk at the Society for Neuroscience Conference in November. This talk was principally concerned with the comparison of Theta oscillations during active and passive decision making in human spatial navigation. Theta oscillations have been related to learning in a number of contexts. Examining the role of these oscillations could give evidence into the role of passive and active decision making in navigational learning.

Lilly Cheng
November 14, 2018

Lilly Cheng, a second year graduate student, gave a poster presentation at Psychonomics Conference in New Orleans in November. Lilly's poster was concerned with the effects of motion adaptation. 

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October 18, 2018

Liz Chrastil co-authored a paper with Sarah Izen and Chantal Stern on individual differences in resting state connectivity in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

DSI image of brain. credit: Justin Smith
October 14, 2018

These papers investigate the function and connectivity of the retrosplenial cortex: an understudied area of human cortex that may have some connections to human navigation.