Understanding learning & memory through the lens of neuroscience & psychology
Our memory system is built on connections: between fragments of knowledge, populations of neurons, and brain systems.
How does our brain transform our percepts into interconnected knowledge? Our lab works at the intersection of neuroscience and psychology, drawing on learning, memory consolidation, sleep, perception, and computer science.
Our primary tools include cognitive experiments, brain imaging, and sleep studies, with newly developed computational tools for studying the brain.
Melissa Libertus, Julie Fiez, and Marc have been awarded a significant research grant from the National Science Foundation to study how the brain connects number symbols and quantities
Marc explained the implications of a recent study of decoding concepts in the brain in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The lab celebrated a great Spring semester with a visit to Pittsburgh's latest "Cat Cafe"
Congratulations to Griff and Brandon for accepting offers for Psychology graduate programs!
Griffin (above) and Marc presented some of the lab's recent findings at Pitt's 2016 Brain Day
The lab started the year by successfully escaping a room, allowing us to continue our research (with or without hats)
Marc discussed the psychological appeal of escape rooms in the Pittsburgh City Paper
Marc N. Coutanche, PhD (CV)
Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Learning Research & Development Center