MAP Faculty Recognition
MAP Faculty Recruitment
Dr. O’Reilly is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His work focuses on biologically-based computational models of learning mechanisms in different brain areas, including hippocampus, prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia, and posterior visual cortex.
Dr. Yuko Munakata is currently Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her work investigates child development and environmental influences on children’s thinking, using behavioral, neuroimaging, and computational approaches.
Article featuring Petr Janata
“Earworms” are those fragments of songs that get stuck on repeat in your head. While earworms are often frustrating, repeated exposure to catchy tunes can also trigger old memories, even in people whose memory skills are impaired by Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive disorders.
Petr Janata, professor in the UC Davis Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind and Brain, and colleagues have received a $274,750 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to explore these links between music and memory.
Article featuring Simona Ghetti
A New York Times article titled "How to Help Teenagers Keep Track of Their Stuff" - provides memory strategies for parents and educators to help teenagers remember their things, featuring Dr. Simona Ghetti of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain.
Interview with David Olson
Assistant Professor David Olson leads a team of researchers exploring how hallucinogenic drugs impact the structure of neurons. Olson is the cofounder of the UC Davis enabled startup Delix Therapeutics Inc., which is investigating hallucinogenic compounds for increasing neural plasticity.