Currently Ongoing and Near-Future Research Projects
We continue to study the roles of hippocampal circuits in various aspects of hippocampal memory using the multi-facet approaches described in the Research Interests section. In addition, our research interest extends into several other brain areas that communicate with the hippocampus through specific circuits and neuromodulators. These extended studies will allow us to investigate not only the basic functions of hippocampal circuits in learning and memory, but their modulations by reward, penalty, attention and emotion, as well as the role of learning and memory in decision-making, and vice-versa.
Our research projects include studying the: