Katarzyna Bzymek

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PhD Student

Email: katarzyna.bzymek@nerf.be

  • Started at NERF: 01/11/2017

Why do we get lost? Imagine taking the same path to work every day, but one day there is a construction work on a way and you need to change your path. How does our brain adapt to this new situation? In out laboratory we focus on memory research with the focus on brain areas in the medial temporal lobe (e.g. hippocampus and entorhinal cortex).

My main interest is in different types of brain rhythms (such as theta and gamma frequency oscillations) and their role in supporting spatial memory function and learning of associations. Theta and gamma rhythms occur in both hippocampus and enthorinal cortex. I want to understand how different brain regions interact with each other and how those different frequency oscillations couple together when learning new rules.

I use tetrodes and high density neural probes to record from aforementioned brain regions during performance of specially designed behavioural task.