Matthew Chafee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Neuroscience

Research Interests:

Neural basis of spatial cognition and working memory, cortical system dysfunction in psychiatric disease

Selected Publications:

(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)

Crowe DA, Averbeck BB, Chafee MV. Neural ensemble decoding reveals a correlate of viewer- to object-centered spatial transformation in monkey parietal cortex. J Neurosci. 2008 May 14.

Chafee MV, Averbeck BB, Crowe DA. Representing spatial relationships in posterior parietal cortex: single neurons code object-referenced position. Cereb Cortex. 2007 Dec;17(12):2914-32.

Chafee MV, Ashe J. Intelligence in action.Nat Neurosci. 2007 Feb;10(2):142-3.

MacDonald AW 3rd, Chafee MV. Translational and developmental perspective on N-methyl-D-aspartate synaptic deficits in schizophrenia. Dev Psychopathol.
2006 Summer;18(3):853-76.

Crowe DA, Averbeck BB, Chafee MV, Georgopoulos AP. Dynamics of parietal neural activity during spatial cognitive processing. Neuron. 2005 Sep 15;47(6):885-91.

Chafee MV, Crowe DA, Averbeck BB, Georgopoulos AP. Neural correlates of spatial judgement during object construction in parietal cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2005 Sep;15(9):1393-413.

Averbeck BB, Chafee MV, Crowe DA, Georgopoulos AP. Parietal representation of hand velocity in a copy task.J Neurophysiol. 2005 Jan;93(1):508-18.

Crowe D.A., Chafee M.V., Averbeck B.B., Georgopoulos A.P., (2004) Neural activity related to spatial analysis of visual mazes.  Cerebral Cortex 14:23-34.

Averbeck B.B., Chafee M.V., Crowe D.A., Georgopoulos A.P. (2002) Parallel processing of serial movements in prefrontal cortex.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99:13172-7.

Former Graduate Students:

Rachael Blackman (Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).