A. David Redish, Ph.D.
Personal Webpage: http://redishlab.neuroscience.umn.edu/
Modern neuroscience sees the brain as an information-processing device. Understanding how the brain processes information requires understanding the representations used by the network of neurons that compose the brain. However, representations in the brain are distributed: each cell carries only a small portion of the total information. I am interested in questions of how neural structures work together to create systems able to accomplish behavioral tasks.
Our primary current projects are in the interaction between multiple
learning systems (such as
hippocampus, cortex, and striatum) in the ability to make decisions,
particularly deliberative decisions. We have ongoing
neurophysiological projects examining the dynamics of neural ensembles
(For a comprehensive list of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.)
A. P. Steiner, A. D. Redish (2012) “The road not taken: neural correlates of decision making in orbitofrontal cortex” Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience 6:131 doi:10.3389/fnins.2012.00131.
M. A. A. van der Meer, Z. Kurth-Nelson, A. D. Redish (2012) “Information processing in decision-making systems” The Neuroscientist 18(4):342-359.
A.E. Papale, J. J. Stott, N. J. Powell, P. S. Regier, A. D. Redish
A.S. Gupta, M.A.A. van der Meer, D.S.Touretzky, A.D. Redish (2012) “Segmentation of spatial experience by hippocampal theta sequences”
J. E. Ferguson, A. D. Redish (2011) “Wireless communication with implanted medical devices using the conductive properties of the body”
M. A. A. van der Meer, A. Johnson, N. C. Schmitzer-Torbert, A. D.
A. S. Gupta, M. A. A. van der Meer, D. S. Touretzky, A. D. Redish
A. Johnson, A. Fenton, C. Kentros, A. D. Redish (2009) “Looking for cognition in the structure in the noise” Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13(2):55-64.
A. D. Redish, S. Jensen, A. Johnson (2008) “A unified framework for
A. Johnson, A. D. Redish (2007) “Neural ensembles in CA3 transiently encode paths forward of the animal at a decision point” Journal of Neuroscience 27(45):12176-12189 J. C. Jackson, A. D. Redish (2007) “Network dynamics of hippocampal cell-assemblies resemble multiple spatial maps within single tasks”
A. D. Redish. "Beyond the Cogntive Map: From Place Cells to Episodic Memory" (MIT Press) 1999.
Current Graduate Students:
Andrew Papale (Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Paul Regier (Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Andrew Steiner (Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Jeff Stott (Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Nate Powell (Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Andrew Wikenheiser (Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Former Graduate Students:
Adam Johnson (Ph.D. 2008, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Jadin Jackson (Ph.D. 2006, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).
Neil Schmitzer-Torbert (Ph.D. 2004, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota).