The van der Meer lab, part of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College, is committed to advancing our understanding of the brain.

We do this through four focus areas:

(1) Research into the fundamental brain mechanisms that underlie the interplay between learning, memory, and decision-making (see also the gallery and publication list). To promote transparency and reproducibility in research, code for our papers is available on our lab Github repository.

(2) Providing a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary training environment for entry-level undergraduate projects, graduate degrees, and post-doctoral fellows.

(3) Application of innovative, interactive teaching methods in undergraduate and graduate courses. Step-by-step neural data analysis tutorials are available on our lab wiki.

(4) Outreach activities, such as those through Shad Valley and Let's Talk Science.