Drs Hana Burianov√° and Lars Marstaller are co-investigators on a highly competitive Discovery Project grant awarded by the Australian Research Council

Securing almost $360,000 AUD (£206,000), Drs Burianová and Marstaller will investigate posterior parietal cortex contributions to human episodic memory. Using novel experimental tasks and multimodal neuroimaging techniques in young and healthy aging, this project will clarify the role of posterior parietal structures, and their interactions with core memory structures, during memory retrieval. Expected outcomes include advanced understanding of how we remember the past and imagine the future, and how such processes are altered in healthy aging. This should provide significant benefits in predicting and treating memory dysfunction due to brain insult or neurodegeneration.