Dr. Yi Pu


  • Hippocampus
  • Memory
  • Spatial navigation
  • MEG, ECoG, fMRI



11/2013 - 12/2017

Doctor of Philosophy, ARC Center of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

09/2010 – 04/2013

Masters of Arts, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China

09/2006 – 06/2010

Bachelor of Arts, Southwest University, Chongqing, China


Seit 08/2018Postdoc Researcher in the Department of Neuroscience, Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
06/2017-06/2018Postdoc Researcher in the Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 
10/2015– 10/2016Supervision Honors’ Thesis Entitled ‘Comparing Active Navigation and Passive Navigation’
2015 – 2016Casual Research Assistant in the Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia



Pu, Y., Cornwell, B.R., Cheyne, D., & Johnson, B.W. (2018). High-gamma activity in the human hippocampus and parahippocampus during inter-trial rest periods of a virtual navigation task. Neuroimage 178, 92-103. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage 

Pu, Y., Cheyne, D., Cornwell, B.R., & Johnson, B.W. (2018). Non-invasive investigation of human hippocampal rhythms using magnetoencephalography: A review. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12. doi:10.3389/fnins.2018.00273

Pu, Y., Cornwell, B.R., Cheyne, D., & Johnson, B.W. (2017). The functional role of human right hippocampal/parahippocampal theta rhythm in environmental encoding during virtual spatial navigation. Human Brain Mapping, 38(3), 1347–1361. doi:10.1002/hbm.23458

Kong, X.-Z., Wang, X., Pu, Y., Huang, L., Hao, X., Zhen, Z., & Liu, J. (2017). Human navigation network: The intrinsic functional organization and behavioral relevance. Brain Structure and Function, 222(2), 749-764. doi: 10.1007/s00429-016-1243-8

Kong X.-Z., Wang, X., Huang, L., Pu, Y., Yang, Z., Dang, X., Zong Z., & Liu, J. (2014). Measuring individual morphological relationship of cortical regions. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 237, 103-107. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.09.003

Kong, X.-Z., Pu, Y., Wang, X., Xu, S., Hao, X., Zhen, Z., & Liu, J. (2017). Intrinsic Hippocampal-Caudate Interaction Correlates with Human Navigation. bioRxiv

Auszeichnungen & Stipendien

Stipendien und Preise

04/2016 – 06/2016

Australian Research Council CCD 2016 Student Exchange Award

04/20162016 Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF)