Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (CCNL) (O'Reilly)

Our lab develops computational and formal models of the biological bases of cognition (computational cognitive neuroscience), focusing on specialization of function in and interactions between hippocampus, prefrontal cortex/basal ganglia, and posterior neocortex in learning, memory, attention, vision, and controlled processing. We test predictions from these models using a range of behavioral and other experimental techniques. Current models are exploring the role of predictive learning based on cortico-thalamic connectivity to bootstrap learning in vision, motor control, and goal-driven cognition.