Planet PhD

Dori Grijseels: How does your brain know where you are?

February 8, 2019

Dori works with the cells in the brain that tell you where you are, ‘place cells’. We discover whether animals that hide food have more place cells, how this relates to taxi and bus drivers, and how bats have been shown to have ‘social place cells’ which seem to be mapping where their friend is.

Dori also tells us about their work outside their PhD raising the visibility of LGBT+ scientists in the initiative “Out and About STEM”.