Paul's research focusses on how the brain underlies memory and spatial navigation. Paul co-leads the Memory and Space Laboratory at the Centre for Cognitive and Neural System, at the University of Edinburgh.
Paul is a behavioral neuroscientist interested in the brain areas necessary for memory and spatial cognition. His recent book, Why People Get Lost, provides an overview of what is known about how people and animals navigate, and what brain regions are critical for this ability.
Paul studied at The Ohio State University, and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Dartmouth College and Boston University. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Natural Sciences. A complete list of his publications can be found here.