Liz Chrastil

Assistant Professor
Geography
Phone: 
805-456-2831
Email: 
liz.chrastil@geog.ucsb.edu

Research

Lab Blurb: The focus of our research is understanding how the brain supports spatial navigation. We use virtual reality, fMRI, and EEG methods to test questions about the nature of our spatial geometry, why individuals differ so much in their navigational abilities, and how we acquire and use spatial knowledge. We are interested in how brain networks from visual, memory, navigation, and executive function systems interact in the complex process of getting around in the world.ve Brain Research, 23, 71-84.