Research

We are interested in a variety of topics as they relate to navigation and the structure and acquisition of spatial knowledge.

Web of Spatial Knowledge (Nodes and Edges!)
Before determining how we acquire spatial knowledge, it is important to understand what exactly is being acquired.
Image of navigator alone in a desert environment
If the underlying labeled graph structure of spatial knowledge includes some metric information, what is the mechanism used to acquire that local metric information?
Close up of multiple pairs of feet walking on paved street.
Why do some individuals navigate better than others?
Image of a map
We study navigational learning and the role that active learning plays in the acquisition of navigational knowledge.
brain
Our lab is branching out to examine topics such as functional connectivity in the retrosplenial cortex as well as navigation as an early predictor of degenerative and other cognitive disorders.

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