Memory processing and spatial navigation

The Kloosterman lab studies neural circuits and systems, unravelling the fundamental mechanisms by which the mammalian brain represents, stores and processes information. Understanding how animals use memories to guide their behavior helps us map the basic operations of memory systems in the brain. It also provides us with clues on where these systems fail in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy or different sleep disorders.

Fabian Kloosterman

Group Leader
NERF Principal Investigator, since 2011
Postdoc, MIT / Picower Institute, Boston, US, 2003-2011
PhD, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2003
MSc, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1998

Research areas

Systems biology Neurobiology

Research focus

How do we remember some of the daily events in our life, and why do we forget others? How do we recall the route that we have to travel to get from home to work, even when faced with a roadblock? How do we learn from our experiences and use this knowledge when we make decisions?

The Kloosterman lab aims to answer these questions by studying neural circuits and systems, unravelling the fundamental mechanisms by which the mammalian brain represents, stores and processes information. Understanding how animals use memories to guide their behavior helps us map the basic operations of memory systems in the brain. It also provides us with clues on where these systems fail in diseases such as Alzheimer’s, epilepsy or different sleep disorders.

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Team

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