Old Main The Brain and Navigation Laboratory is located in the Old Main building on the campus of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and is ideally situated to take advantage of the diverse and thriving environment of the nation's capital.

We ask several fundamental questions concerning the human ability to comprehend and move about within real-world environmentals. What factors determine one's ability to accurately perceive the distance to objects? How does one keep track of their bodily motion through space and their orientation to the surroundings? How does one build up a memory for the spatial arrangements of objects in the environment?

Our research has employed an array of behaviorial and neuropsychological approaches to these questions, and has involved extensive collaboration with physicians and researchers in the GWU Medical Center, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

If you'd like to learn more, please visit our Research Page.

This web site is maintained by John Philbeck and was last modified December 13, 2016. The views and opinions expressed on these pages are those of the author. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by The George Washington University.