A round up of news across our department this month.
Some teaching may be going virtual, but that won’t stop Durham lecturers from going all out! Here’s Dr Paddy Ross’s battle station.
Colin is an Associate Professor and a member of both the Cognitive Neuroscience Group and the Learning and Memory Processes Centre His research focuses on temporal coding and memory states, boundary vector cells, and the functional associations of hippocampal theta
What is your favourite food?
Vegetable madras, Tarka Dall, Spinach Bhaji. I also like Thai and Malaysian food (having lived in Malaysia until I was 20).
When was the most trouble you were ever in as a kid?
With a friend, throwing loads of sticks onto a road near school (when the cars weren't there), so that the cars would have to stop. I was 10. We did this a few times. We were eventually caught and got whacked with a slipper by the Head teacher.
If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be?
It was Thomas Cromwell, because of Mantel's amazing Wolf Hall books. Now it's Brodmann, the german neuroanatomist, under-rated at the time: I'd go back to tell him before his early-ish death 'don't worry, your work will endure for centuries'.
What music are you listening to this month?
Olafur Arnalds, Max Richter, Steve Reich, Joni Mitchell, and because of my kids: Ariane Grande Who's had the most positive impact on your life? My wife and children.
Who are your heroes?
Rita Levi-Montalcini. John Berryman. Jane Austen
What advice would you give a Durham undergraduate?
Social: Help friends. Mental: Make a habit of uncomfortable exploring. Cooking: Add burnt garlic.
What’s a psychology researcher’s favourite chewing gum flavour…?
Exspearmint! (This is definitely the worst one yet :|)