Ooh Ooh Ooh, They Finally Did It! This post is about a research article I knew existed because I know the authors and I reviewed it. I have just been waiting for it to come out so I could finally celebrate the work. This research finally looked explicitly at temporal processing in humans using a … More Temporal pattern separation as a measure of successful cognitive aging
Why Haven’t They Done That Yet? This is a strange post because I am talking about someone having done the work I will write about, but I am asking someone to do the work. This is my way of trying to drum up replications and increased n’s. I think as scientists we need to replicate … More A new way to study memory in Down Syndrome
So in this post I want to talk about a theoretical review paper I published not long ago. This paper is important to me for a couple of reasons: 1) It serves as a logical extension to my theoretical work wherein I first claimed to demonstrate a behavioral endophenotype in CGG KI mice. I suggested in this paper that I would be able to predict where the *Fmr1* KO would compare based on the molecular genetics. And 2) The data I used in this review came from a series of studies from another laboratory using behavioral tasks I developed .
Since my background is in studying spatial and temporal memory and the hippocampus in rats, I was ecstatic when I came upon Dr. Jason Mattingley’s work a few years back. Particularly, they replicated a few studies of mine in college students using fMRI, suggesting what we were reporting in rats may actually be relevant to human spatial cognition. Since they have been replicating my work as well as others studying rat spatial memory and navigation, it goes without saying that I am excited about these studies.