1.) To better understand the neural systems-level mechanisms underlying of spatial navigation and memory, with particular emphasis on the hippocampus and interactions with thalami-cortical circuitry.
2.) To understand the structural and functional loss in these navigation and memory systems in neurodegenerative and neurodevelopment disorders.
To address these aims, we use a combination of techniques systems neuroscience including in vivo electrophysiology recordings from hippocampal and thalamo-cortical circuits, neuroanatomical tracing, and immediate early gene expression to identify neural activity and plasticity within circuits during behaviorally relevant events. Learn more about whoweare and whatwedo.
The Clark Lab is Recruiting!
If you are interested in working in our laboratory as a graduate or undergraduate trainee, email Dr. Benjamin Clark.
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Email: Dr. Benjamin Clark (bnjclark [at] unm [dot] edu)
Main Office: Logan Hall (pictured below), Rm 134
Mailing Address: Department of Psychology, The University of New Mexico, MSC03 2220, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001