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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 10 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 8 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 22 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 32 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 8 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 65 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 20 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 14 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 66 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