David M. Smith

Associate Professor
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

236 Uris Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 227-0045

David M. Smith

Associate Professor
Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise

Neurobiology of learning and memory; spatial cognition; neurophysiology

Current Research Interest

Understanding how complex patterns of neural activity in the brain represent information, especially memory; what happens in the brain when memory fails; the role of the retrosplenial cortex and what kinds of information is stored there; functional interactions of the hippocampus and retrosplenial cortex and how they contribute to memory

Distinction

Stephen H. Weiss Junior Fellowship Teaching Award

Selected Pulications

Miller, Adam M. P., William Mau, and David M. Smith. “Retrosplenial Cortical Representations of Space and Future Goal Locations Develop with Learning.” Current Biology 29 (2019): 2083-2090.

Bulkin, David A., L. Matthew Law, and David M. Smith. “Placing Memories in Context: Hippocampal Representations Promote Retrieval of Appropriate Memories.” Hippocampus 26, no. 7 (2016): 958-971.

Cornell Research Website Article

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