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The medial temporal lobe is considered the fundamental substrate of episodic memory, mediating the acquisition of events unfolding with particular spatial and temporal relationships (what, where, and when). The initial retrieval of past events can be triggered by specific sensory cues, but the retrieval dynamics recapitulating an entire episode evolve independently of external cues and are supported by activity patterns intrinsically generated in cortical circuits. Our aim is to understand the neuronal mechanisms underlying these dynamics.

Research Areas

Short-term synaptic plasticity: Mean-field models

Continuous attractors: Storage of correlated manifolds 

Recognition memory: One-shot learning

Memory retrieval: Scaling laws 

Circuit dynamics in Hippocampus: Place cells, Episode cells

Grid cells: Conjunctive representation of position and velocity



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