Author Archives: Athena Akrami

► February 2018: Postdoc Athena Akrami publishes in Nature on Parametric Working Memory and Sensory History

Congratulations to Athena Akrami, whose paper in Nature is now out (link here).

Athena Akrami

In this paper, Athena combined formal algorithmic behavioral analysis, optogenetic inactivations, and electrophysiological recordings in rats to show that Posterior Parietal Cortex (PPC) is specifically involved in the representation and use of prior sensory experience in Parametric Working Memory (PWM) tasks, where rats compare two sequential auditory stimuli, separated by a delay.

Here’s a fantastic News and Views piece by Prof. Laura Busse on Athena’s paper: Working memory freed from the past