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.
Marc and Griff present new findings that the real-world size of animals is represented in neural activity of visual cortex in a paper in press at NeuroImage
Marc discusses some recent developments in analyzing and understanding fMRI data, using connectivity and machine learning methods, in Trends in Cognitive Sciences
A recent study from the lab examining learning by fast mapping is now in press at Neuropsychologia
Melissa Libertus, Julie Fiez, and Marc have been awarded a 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"
Marc N. Coutanche, PhD (CV)
Psychology and Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Learning Research & Development Center