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.
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