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Lauren O'Connell - Ecological resources and the evolution of parent-offspring interactions

Animal behavior is a key component of biological adaptations, where fitness relies on the ability to find mates, acquire food, and avoid predation. Variation in the availability of key ecological…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 1st, 2020 2 plays 0  

John Reynolds - Spontaneous travelling cortical waves gate perception in behaving primates

Perceptual sensitivity varies from moment to moment. One potential source of this variability is spontaneous fluctuations in cortical activity that can travel as waves. Spontaneous travelling waves…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 18th, 2020 7 plays 0  

Garrett B. Stanley - Timing is everything: Tales from neural circuits and behavior

Our sensory pathways extract information from the complex world within which we live, and help us to perceive relevant inputs, make decisions, and take action. Our laboratory has extensively…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 13th, 2020 7 plays 0  

Lena H. Ting - What Does A Muscle Sense? Multiscale Interactions Governing Muscle Spindle Sensory Signals

Muscle spindles richly innervate muscles in vertebrates, providing critical sensory information about the body’s mechanical interactions with the environment necessary for neural control of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 6th, 2020 17 plays 0  

Alireza Soltani - Flexible Learning and Decision Making in a Changing World

Survival requires proper association of reward outcomes to choices and actions that precede them. To learn successfully, however, the brain must constantly adjust how it incorporates each reward…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 20 plays 0  

Michael N. Shadlen - The neurobiology of decision making: The best-laid plans of mice and primates

Many decisions arise through an accumulation of evidence to a terminating threshold. The process provides a unified account of the choice (e.g., accuracy) and the amount of time taken to complete it.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 15th, 2020 20 plays 0  

Jessica VanLanduyt - Any Great Change: The Centennial of the 19th Amendment

Celebrate Constitution Day and the centennial of the 19th amendment to the Constitution in this virtual program with Jessica VanLanduyt from the Atlanta History Center.Learn about how some women…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 22nd, 2020 0 plays 0  

Mariam Aly - How hippocampal memory shapes, and is shaped by, attention

Attention modulates what we see and remember. Memory affects what we attend to and perceive. Despite this connection in behavior, little is known about the mechanisms that link attention and memory…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on September 18th, 2020 13 plays 0  

Yang Dan - A Motor Theory of Sleep Control

Sleep is a fundamental biological process, and its disruption has profound impacts on human health. Using a variety of techniques including optogenetics, electrophysiology, imaging, and gene…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 12th, 2020 31 plays 0  

Maryam Aliakbarpour - Distribution testing: Classical and new paradigms

One of the most fundamental problems in learning theory is to view input data as random samples from an unknown distribution and then to make statistical inferences about the underlying distribution.…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 9th, 2020 11 plays 0  

Joyce Ho - Automation of Evidence Matching and Systemic Reviews Using Web-Based Medical Literature

Mining biomedical text can be useful for validating new disease subgroups or summarizing information to guide policies and decision making. Yet, existing work predominately focuses on efficient…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 5th, 2020 6 plays 0  

Matthew Rowan - Dissection of Neural Circuit Function and Degeneration from a Subcellular Perspective

How do neurons perform the set of signaling functions necessary for proper circuit function? We aim to uncover cellular and molecular mechanisms that shape excitability among different mammalian…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 11 plays 0  

Vedat Levi Alev - Improved Analysis of Higher Order Random Walks and Applications

Local spectral expansion is a very useful method for arguing about the spectral properties of several random walk matrices over simplicial complexes. The motivation of this work is to extend this…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 18th, 2020 29 plays 0  

Julia Kumari Drapkin, Raina Turner-Greenlea, Zeena Abdulkarim - Facing Climate Change: Tools and Stories that Connect Communities

The Spring 2020 Liam's Legacy Symposium will focus on community science, story telling, and our changing environment. Julia Drapkin will join us from ISeeChange, a New-Orleans-based…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 17th, 2020 3 plays 0