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Maintaining a sense of direction and location while moving about in the environment is a fundamental cognitive function. My research aims at characterising how the human brain forms spatial memories from multisensory experiences and how this information is used during spatial decision making. In addition, I am interested in how non-spatial factors (i.e. motivational states) can influence these processes and how they change in the ageing brain.
I have adopted a multipronged methodological approach that encompasses behavioural experiments with normal and patient populations, functional and structural neuroimaging, interactive Virtual Reality, and eye movement recording. Furthermore, I have close collaborations with researchers working with animal models and with groups that develop computational models to explain neural dynamics and behavioural performance in non-human species.