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Research in the computational neuroscience of spatial memory

Joseph D. Monaco, Ph.D.

As a postdoctoral research scientist at Johns Hopkins University, I've been working jointly with the Knierim laboratory at the Mind/Brain Institute and the Zhang laboratory at the Biomedical Engineering Department. The Knierim lab uses in vivo electrophysiology in rats to study neural representations of space in the hippocampus and associated brain areas while the animals explore new and familiar environments. Further, I develop computational models in collaboration with the Zhang lab to study the neural network circuits underlying spatial information processing in order to provide complementary insight into the recording data.

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[1] Monaco JD, Rao G, Knierim JJ. Soc Neurosci Abstr 97.13 (2011)
[2] Roth ED, Yu X, Rao G, Knierim JJ. PLoS One 7(4), e36035 (2012)