15. 08. 2020
22. 02. 2021
An exciting review discussing the response of hippocampal pyramidal cells to non-spatial stimuli was just published by Dr. Julija Krupic in collaboration with Prof. John O'Keefe.
There are two major theories of hippocampal function. One, the cognitive map theory, argues that the hippocampus acts as the spatial cognitive map of the brain with the generation of spatial representations (i.e. the maps of environments) being its prime functional correlate. Other non-spatial representations such as simple sensory stimuli (e.g. visual, auditory etc), objects, conspecifics, goals and even time are encoded in addition to the main correlate, turning the hippocampal place cells into feature-in-place cells. The second major theory, called the relational theory, instead argues that the hippocampus acts as a more general associative memory system, which encodes all types of features with space being only one of many possible variables and standing on an equal basis with the other non-spatial ones. In this paper, we reviewed the evidence for non-spatial representations in the hippocampal formation and argued that when tested in multiple locations, the hippocampal response to non-spatial stimuli is almost invariably dependent on the animal's location. Looked at collectively, the data provide strong support for the cognitive map theory. The encoding of temporal sequences may present the only non-spatial exception.
12. 11. 2020
For our Lithuanian speaking visitors: Julija gave an interview for a science magazine " Iliustruotasis Mokslas". Give it a read!
Marius Bauza (UCL) and the Krupic Lab have developed an app to test memory performance and detect memory impairments. If you are interested in helping us develop our app, watch the video below, and visit our project page or email us at
16. 09. 2020
Continuing our weekly data club virtually.
15. 09. 2020
27. 01. 2020
For our Lithuanian speaking visitors, Julija gave a interesting interview about the work that has been happening in the lab. Read about it here!
Some more good news for the lab:
Julija has been awarded the Cosyne Childcare grant, while Marino and Prannoy have been awarded the Cosyne New Attendees grant.
Very grateful and excited for this opportunity!
It is official!! The Krupic Lab is going to Cosyne 2020 in Denver/Breckenridge, Colorado.
Congratulations to Julija for being invited as a speaker for an exciting workshop titled "15-Years of Grid cells".
Congratulations to Marino and Prannoy for having their abstract accepted for a poster presentation. If you are going to be there, do come by and check out our work on grid pattern distortions in large environments.
See you on the slopes.
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from the Krupic Lab
Julija gives an interview how she balances motherhood and her role as a principal investigator
The Krupic Lab is on twitter. Follow us at: @KrupicL
Julija gives a talk at Artifical & Biological Cognition Conference 2019
Lab day out in Cambridge
Krupic lab on the river - with guest stars Marius and Steve
Navigation retreat Tutzing, Germany
The lab at a joint retreat on navigation between UCL and Munich. Julija was invited to give a talk, while Marino and Prannoy presented a poster with their newest results.
The biggest Lithuanian news website writes an article about the Krupic Lab - read about it here!
Krupic Lab in Spectrum magazine - read about it here
An article about the work done in the Krupic Lab in Spectrum magazine from Vilinus University (pp 16-21). The article won the cover for the issue!