We are a group of neuroscientists, clinicians and computer scientists interested in exploring the (human) experiencing-self and its relations to the surrounding environment: the space around us, the events that make up our life and future plans, the people we encounter along the way and the concepts we develop throughout. We explore the psychological, computational and neural mechanisms supporting these relations and their role in neuropsychiatric disorders, with specific focus on Alzheimer’s disease.
Our interdisciplinary approach is influenced by psychological theories, geometrical thinking and clinical observations, translated into meticulously designed neuropsychological and functional neuroimaging experiments. We endeavor to conduct ecologically valid studies in both the real and virtual worlds and apply machine-learning tools to derive meaningful and valid conclusions.
We hope to generate novel theoretical, computational and neural understandings of the mechanisms involved in these orientation processes as well as design useful tools to help people and patients orient and re-orient themselves in our dynamic world.