Welcome to the Mair/Gibson Lab

The Electrophysiology and Behavior Neuroscience lab is located in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Hampshire. The central goal of the laboratory is to understand the cognitive processes underlying executive functions and decision making. We use electrophysiology to examine how the activity of single neurons support behavior necessary for adaptive and flexible decision making. Specifically, we look at the areas of prefrontal cortex and thalamus to better understand how this pathway gives rise to complex psychological functions. Further information about how single cells function helps us understand processes supported under normal conditions and disorders that arise from dysfunctions in thalamus and cortex such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, and addiction.