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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 23 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  

Adam Kohn - Corticocortical Communication

Most brain functions involve neuronal population activity that is distributed across multiple areas. The routing of signals through this distributed network is flexible, changing from…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 17th, 2020 7 plays 0  

Michael Dickinson - Straighten Up and Fly Right: Navigation and Motor Control in Fruit Flies

Over 400 million years ago, a group of tiny six-legged creatures evolved the ability to fly—an event that fundamentally transformed our planet. Equipped with the ability to fly, insects…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 12th, 2020 59 plays 0  

Daniel O’Connor - A Functional Cortical Network for Sensorimotor Sequence Generation

Daniel O'Connor discusses his laboratory’s recent work on the sensorimotor control of complex tongue movements. The brain generates complex sequences of movements that can be flexibly…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 30th, 2020 13 plays 0  

Thomas D. Jones - Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Journey

After graduating from the USAF Academy, Thomas David Jones served on active duty as an Air Force officer for 6 years. After pilot training in Oklahoma, he flew strategic bombers at Carswell Air…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on January 21st, 2020 2 plays 0  

Alberto Stolfi - Evolution and Development of a Minimal Nervous System in our Closest Invertebrate Relatives

Animal behavior depends both on the intrinsic properties of individual neurons and how these neurons connect to and modulate one another. A major focus of modern neuroscience is to dissect behavior…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 6th, 2019 12 plays 0  

Maryam Shanechi - Neural Decoding and Control of Multiscale Brain Networks: From Motor to Mood

In this talk, I first discuss our recent work on modeling, decoding, and controlling multisite human brain activity underlying mood states. I present a multiscale dynamical modeling framework that…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 25th, 2019 47 plays 0  

Michael Stryker - Two Forms of Plasticity in Adult Visual Cortex

Michael Stryker's laboratory studies the development and plasticity of the central visual system. Most of his laboratory's effort focuses on the role of neural activity in the primary…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 22nd, 2019 15 plays 0  

Where Brain, Machine, and Mind Collide - Intelligent Interactions with the Brain (I2B) - Day 1

Karen Rommelfanger: No longer unthinkable: Neuroethics questions for the 21st century neuroscientist Ranu Jung: The Bioethics of Implantable Biohybrid Systems Aaron Batista: Neuroethics and the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 18th, 2019 13 plays 0  

Nigel Pedersen - Epilepsy – Beyond the Local Network

While human research has emphasized the large-scale network disruptions in the epilepsies and their co-morbidities, basic science has typically focused on local networks. In rodents, more general…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on November 12th, 2019 18 plays 0  

Kristen Fichthorn - Shape-Selective Growth of Nanoscale Materials: Insights From Multi-Scale Theory and Simulation

Metal nanocrystals have gained tremendous attention due to their superior performance in various applications, ranging from selective catalysis to electronic devices to plasmonic applications, such…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 29th, 2019 6 plays 0  

Ashlee F. Versypt - Multiscale Modeling of Tissues, Treatments, & Toxicology

The Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics research lab at Oklahoma State University led by Dr. Ford Versypt focuses on developing and utilizing multiscale systems engineering approaches including…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 25th, 2019 4 plays 0  

Aubrey Kelly - Evolutionarily Conserved Mechanisms of Sociality

There is an extraordinary amount of variation in social behavior within and across species. However, when phenotypic convergence in behavior (e.g., sociality) is observed, it begs the question as to…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 17th, 2019 13 plays 0