Our Laboratory has been involved in learning, memory, and cognitive function studies. For instance, spatial orientation is now considered a type of so-called declarative memory (the ability to remember facts and events). This capability is dominantly affected in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or schizophrenia. These are conditions for which we do not know details of their physiology, so we actually treat only symptoms but not causes. Using neuroanatomical, neuropharmacological, cellular, molecular, and behavioral approaches, we investigate brain function in relation to behavior, both in health and disease. In an intense collaboration, we also work on the development of novel therapeutics focused on brain diseases.