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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 1 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 11 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 3 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 24 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 64 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 16 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 54 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  

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 19 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  

Michael Borich - Perturbation-imaging Approaches to Study Functional Contributions of Cortical Activity to Human Movement

The ability to learn and produce skilled movements is required for humans to successfully engage with each other and their environment. A principal role of the brain is to guide current, and plan…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 4 plays 0  

Steven A. Sloan - Using Human Brain Organoids to Unveil Neuron-Glial Interactions During Development

Glia are the most abundant cell types in the mammalian nervous system. They are integral to normal brain physiology, yet we still understand very little about what functions they perform, how they…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 18 plays 0