About Us

Ryan Yoder, Ph.D.

ryan yoder

Assistant Professor

  • Office: Neff 380C
  • Phone: 260-481-6210  Fax: 481-6972
  • E-mail: yoderrm@ipfw.edu

Research Interests

I am interested in the physiological mechanisms that underlie learning and memory, and use spatial learning in mice as a model memory system.  Current projects focus on the vestibular contribution to neural activity and navigation in visual and non-visual environments.

Selected publications:

Yoder, R. M., Goebel, E. A., Köppen, J. R., Blankenship, P. A., Blackwell, A. A., & Wallace, D. G. (in press). Otolithic information is required for homing in the mouse. Hippocampus. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22410. (Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25565056)

Yoder, R. M., Peck, J. R., & Taube, J. S. (2015). Visual information gains control of the head direction signal at the lateral mammillary nuclei. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1354-1367. (Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25632114)

Yoder, R. M. & Kirby, S. L. (2014). Otoconia-deficient mice show selective spatial deficits. Hippocampus, 24(10), 1169-1177. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22300. (Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24802640)

Yoder, R. M. & Taube, J. S. (2014). The vestibular contribution to the head direction signal and navigation. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 8, 32. doi: 10.3389/fnint.2014.00032. (Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24795578)

Taube, J. S., Valerio, S., & Yoder, R. M. (2013). Is navigation in virtual reality with fMRI really navigation? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(7), 1008-1019. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00386. (Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23489142)

Yoder, R. M., Clark, B. J., & Taube, J. S. (2011). Origins of landmark encoding in the brain. Trends in Neurosciences, 34(11), 561-571. doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2011.08.004. (Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21982585)

Courses Taught

  • PSY 120 - General Psychology
  • PSY 203 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 329 - Psychobiology
  • PSY 431 - Advanced Psychobiology