When you describe what you did last weekend, you rely on your hippocampus, an important brain area responsible for remembering information about where, when and what. Activity of individual neurons in the hippocampus supports such an episodic memory by representing its components such as location, time, object and people. How is such information encoded during our experience, stored for various periods of time, and then retrieved when we remind it later?
My laboratory’s main interest is to understand information processing underlying learning and memory at the network and cellular levels. To pursue our scientific goal we use multiple state-of-art techniques including whole-cell recordings in freely moving animals and in vivo two-photon calcium imaging.