Welcome to the Buffalo Lab
Our research is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms that support learning and memory. Using neurophysiological techniques, we record simultaneously from multiple electrodes in the hippocampus and surrounding cortex in awake, behaving monkeys. We investigate how changes in neuronal activity correlate with the monkey's ability to learn and remember. We are particularly interested in the activity of neuronal networks that underlie learning and memory processes. We use spectral analysis techniques to investigate the role of oscillatory activity and neuronal synchronization in cognition.
Latest News and Publications
- May 16, 2013
Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center: A Family Affair 2012. Some of Dr. Buffalo's work was recently featured in a promotional video for Emory University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. [Read More]
- February 11, 2013
ION @ Yerkes 2013 Accepting Applications Institute on Neuroscience (ION)@Yerkes 2013 is now accepting applications. This is a summer neuroscience research program open to high school students and middle and high school science teachers. More info here.
- October 30, 2012
New Publication: A Map of Visual Space in the Primate Entorhinal Cortex. Check out our new publication in Nature, A Map of Visual Space in the Primate Entorhinal Cortex, in which we demonstrated the existence of grid cells in the primate entorhinal cortex.