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Ryan Yoder, Ph.D.

ryan yoder

Assistant Professor

  • Office: Neff 380AC
  • 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 ability to rapidly acquire a neural representation of the environment.

Selected publications:

Yoder, R. M., Taube, J. S. (2011). Projections to the anterodorsal thalamus and lateral mammillary nuclei arise from different cell populations within the postsubiculum: Implications for the control of head direction cells. Hippocampus, 21, 1062-1073.

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

Yoder R. M., Clark, B. J., Brown, J. E., Lamia, M. V., Valerio, S., Shinder, M. E., Taube, J. S. (2011). Both visual and idiothetic cues contribute to head direction cell stability during navigation along complex routes. Journal of Neurophysiology, 105, 2989-3001.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21451060

Yoder, R. M., Taube, J. S. (2009). Head direction cell activity in mice: Robust directional signal depends on intact otolith organs. Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 1061-1076.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19176815

Courses Taught

  • PSY 203 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 329 - Psychobiology