Department of Psychology
University of Arizona
Psychology Building, 312
1503 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721-0068
Phone: (520) 621-7447 (front office)
Phone: (520) 626-2617 (office)
Phone:(520) 626-9632 (lab)
Fax: (520) 621-9306
email: fellous at email.arizona.edu
Complex spatial navigation. Neuromodulation, memory and emotion. Neural coding and information processing by large networks. Rodent models of PTSD and empathy.
-- Hippocampus in vitro neurophysiology: oscillations, neuromodulation of intrinsic and network properties.
-- Hippocampus, Prefrontal Cortex in vivo: Extracellular multi unit (tetrode) recordings. Memory consolidation, re-consolidation during sleep. Spatial navigation optimization in large and complex environments.
-- Neuromodulation in vivo: Role of the dopaminergic system of the VTA in long term stress and PTSD. Oxytocin/Vasopressin modulations.
-- Rodent model of empathy.
Theoretical: Computational Neuroscience. Computational roles of the subdivisions of the hippocampal formation in memory and spatial navigation. Computational roles of neuromodulation. Neural mechanisms of emotion. Measures of spike train similarity. Role of 'noise' in neural computations. 'Massive' neural data analyses, neural data mining.
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence:
Explainable Artificial Intelligence applied to Neuroscience. Computational Neuroscience and Multi-level Neural Modeling. Use of neural mechanisms to improve neurally-inspired AI algorithms. Role of Emotions in Computations and Cognitive Robotics. Distributed Artificial Intelligence. Multi-agent Architectures.
Face perception: Computational methods to Identify and extract facial information such as sex, emotion or age from static pictures. Computer based face recognition. Use of facial metric information for face perception.
Memory reconsodilation in rodents, humans and computers.
Neural bases of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder.