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Kate Jeffery
Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, University College London

Kate Jeffery is a professor of behavioural neuroscience at University College London, where she founded the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience and runs the Jeffery Lab.

Written by Kate Jeffery

Essay/
Neuroscience
Maps in the head

How animals navigate their way around provides clues to how the brain forms, stores and retrieves memories

Kate Jeffery