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Dr. Hiroshi Ito

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Max-von-Laue Str. 4
60438 Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY
Phone: +49 69 850033 1410



Scientific Focus

Spatial navigation, Action planning, Decision making, Reinforcement learning, Cortico-cortical and subcortico-cortical interactions


Electrophysiology (tetrode, silicon probe), Imaging (miniscope, fiber bundle), Behavioral analysis, Optogenetics, Computation/Modeling

Selected Publications

Basu, R., Ito, H.T. (2023) A goal pointer for a cognitive map in the orbitofrontal cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2023.102803

Basu, R., Gebauer, R., Herfurth, T., Kolb, S., Golipour, Z., Tchumatchenko, T., Ito, H.T. (2021) The orbitofrontal cortex maps future navigational goals. Nature Nov;599(7885):449-452 doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-04042-9

van Wijngaarden, J.B.G., Babl, S.S., Ito, H.T. (2020) Entorhinal-retrosplenial circuits for allocentric-egocentric transformation of boundary coding. eLife doi: 10.1101/807453

Ito, H.T., Moser E.I., Moser M.-B. (2018). Supramammillary Nucleus Modulates Spike-Time Coordination in the Prefrontal-Thalamo-Hippocampal Circuit during Navigation. Neuron. Aug 8;99(3):576-587. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2018.07.021

Ito, H.T., Zhang, S.-J., Witter, M.P., Moser, E.I., Moser. M-.B. (2015) A prefrontal-thalamo-hippocampal circuit for goal-directed spatial navigation. Nature. 522(7554):50-5. doi: 10.1038/nature14396

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