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
Neuromodulation, memory and emotion. Neural coding and information processing by large networks. Complex spatial navigation. 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. Optimal spatial navigation 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, data mining.
Face perception: Identifying and extracting 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 humans and rodents.
Neural bases of PostTraumatic Stress Disorder.
Neural bases of empathic behaviors.
Computational Neuroscience and Multi-level Neural Modeling. Role of Emotions in Cognitive Robotics. Distributed Artificial Intelligence. Multi-agent Architectures.