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.
Ph.D. opportunities: I am happy to supervise Ph.D. studies in the neuroscience of spatial cognition.
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.
Dudchenko P, Bett D, Allison E, Kaefer K & Wood ER (2013) An animal model of decision making: vicarious trial-and-error in tasks requiring memory for visual associations or spatial locations In: Yamaguchi Y (ed.) Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics (III): Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics - 2011, Dordrecht: Springer. ICCN2011: The 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics, 9.6.2011 - 13.6.2011, Hokkaido, Japan, pp. 429-435.