Welcome to the Dragoi Lab
Our cognitive life depends on our ability to generate internal representations of the external world. Internal representations can be driven by the external stimuli (e.g., perceptions) or can be internally-generated in their absence (e.g., imagining, memory). The dynamic interplay between externally-driven and internally-generated representations is thought to be disrupted in neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. The long-term goal of the lab is to map and dissect the neural circuits and decipher the neuronal codes underlying the formation of internal representations within hippocampal-neocortical networks that support innate and learned behavior, with implications for our understanding of neuropsychiatric diseases.