Neil Burgess

How your brain tells you where you are

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Filmed Jan 2011 at TEDSalon London Spring 2011
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How do you remember where you parked your car? How do you know if you're moving in the right direction? Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination.

Neil Burgess
/ Neuroscientist

At University College in London, Neil Burgess researches how patterns of electrical activity in brain cells guide us through space.  Full bio.

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