Jonathon Crystal is a Provost Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Learning & Behavior and is interim director of the Program in Neuroscience at IU. Research in his lab is focused on developing new animal models of cognition.
Cognitive impairments in people are debilitating, and developing insight into the origins of such impairments offers a tool to improve the effectiveness of treatments. Ultimately, the expansion of the suite of cognitive processes that may be modeled in animals may translate to improved therapies for debilitating memory impairments observed in humans. The long-range goal is to understand how animals process and remember events in time and provide a neuroanatomically guided theoretical framework for understanding memory disorders.
Areas of Expertise
Behavioral science response to COVID-19, learning, animal models of memory, animal models of Alzheimer’s disease.