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Anil Seth - Real Problems and Beast Machines: Predictive Processing and Conscious Experience

Consciousness is, for each of us, the presence of subjective experience. Without consciousness there is no world, no self: there is nothing at all. In this talk, I will illustrate how the framework…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 8th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Sepideh Sadaghiani - The functional connectome across spatiotemporal scales: How integrating fMRI and (i)EEG changes our understanding of the human brain

The view of human brain function has drastically shifted over the last decade, owing to the observation that the majority of brain activity is intrinsic rather than driven by external stimuli or…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 11th, 2021 5 plays 0  

Lewis Wheaton - Reconsidering parietofrontal activity during action encoding: translating basic science to motor rehabilitation

Over the last 20 years, numerous human brain imaging studies related to motor control have identified left hemispheric parietofrontal activity as central to motor planning and execution for complex…

From  Katie Gentilello on March 4th, 2021 0 plays 0  

Fritjof Helmchen - Brain dynamics related to short-term memory and learning

Through the combination of in vivo optical imaging and chronic expression of genetically encoded calcium indicators it is now feasible to directly 'watch' brain activity patterns related to…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 21st, 2021 1 plays 0  

Daniel Polley - Neural coding of sound in the ascending and descending auditory pathways

Our perception of music, speech and the surrounding soundscape all originate from patterns of vibrations in the cochlea. To encode these high-speed vibrations, evolutionary pressures designed an…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 15th, 2021 12 plays 0  

Sanne van Rooij - Defining neuromodulation targets for PTSD using neuroimaging

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious psychiatric condition that affects 6-8% of the general population and 30-46% of military or highly traumatized urban populations. Different…

From  Katie Gentilello on February 10th, 2021 25 plays 0  

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  Katie Gentilello on December 1st, 2020 4 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  Katie Gentilello on November 18th, 2020 18 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  Katie Gentilello on November 13th, 2020 11 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  Katie Gentilello on November 6th, 2020 20 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  Katie Gentilello on October 21st, 2020 22 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  Katie Gentilello on October 15th, 2020 28 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  Katie Gentilello on September 18th, 2020 16 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  Katie 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  Katie Gentilello on February 24th, 2020 11 plays 0