Current Research
Neural Basis of Spatial Learning and Memory

Albert Lee is interested in how an animal learns, stores, and recalls specific items and events. Lee and his team study spatial learning in rats and mice, focusing on the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex – brain regions known to be critical for spatial behavior and memory. The team uses intracellular recording, extracellular recording, imaging, and related methods to monitor and manipulate single neurons and large-scale neural activity across the brain during behavior. They employ these methods in freely behaving animals and animals fixed in place while behaving in virtual spaces, which allows precise control of the sensory environment with which the animals interact.

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