Our Mission:

The hippocampus plays a critical role in memory formation, but our understanding of just what the hippocampus does and how it performs its functions are still issues of considerable controversy. To enhance our knowledge about hippocampal function, we are pursuing a combination of neuropsychological studies of the nature of memory loss in animals with damage to the hippocampus and related cortical areas, and we are pursuing electrophysiological recording studies that seek to determine how information is represented by the hippocampus and associated cortical areas.


The Laboratory of Cognitive Neurobiology at Boston University is a 2500 sf facility with six rooms designated for electrophysiology studies using high density data acquisition systems and five rooms designated for behavioral experiments. In addition, the lab also has several common spaces: a workshop area for construction of multichannel electrodes, workstations for post hoc data analysis, dedicated histological room, and a surgical suite for two simultaneous procedures. These resources allow us to run our experiments on an uninterrupted schedule, thus expediting the completion of our projects.

Currently the Laboratory of Cognitive Neurobiology consists of lab director, Howard Eichenbaum, eight post doctoral research associates, eight graduate students, five full-time technicians, and sixteen undergraduate assistants.


Contact Us

By Mail:

Laboratory of Cognitive Neurobiology
2 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215

By Phone & fax:

p(617) 353-1423
f(617) 353-1414