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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 5 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 16 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 11 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 11 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 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 8 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 12 plays 0  

Nancy Kanwisher - Functional Imaging of the Human Brain: A Window into the Architecture of the Mind

The last 20 years of brain imaging research has revealed the functional organization of the human brain in glorious detail, including dozens of cortical regions each of which is specifically engaged…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 14th, 2019 7 plays 0  

Abigail Person - Neural Mechanisms of Movement Precision

How the brain makes movements fast, smooth and accurate has remained a mystery. In this talk I will discuss our studies identifying predictive, adaptively scaled activity in a cerebellar output…

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

James L. McClelland - Integrating New Knowledge into a Neural Network without Catastrophic Interference: Computational and Theoretical Investigations in a Hierarchically Structured Environment

According to complementary learning systems theory, integrating new memories into a multi-layer neural network without interfering with what is already known depends on interleaving presentation of…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on April 23rd, 2019 8 plays 0  

Na Ji - Imaging the brain at high spatiotemporal resolution

Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on April 5th, 2019 8 plays 0  

Carlos Brody - Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Cognition in Rats

I will describe studies of the neural bases of cognitive processes. Rodents, mostly rats, are trained to perform behaviors that lend themselves to quantitative modeling that can help identify and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on March 18th, 2019 16 plays 0  

John Serences - Simultaneous Representation of Sensory and Mnemonic Information in Human Visual Cortex

Navigating through complex environments requires keeping relevant information in mind, or in working memory, while simultaneously processing new sensory inputs. For example, when frantically looking…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 20th, 2019 13 plays 0  

Mark Goldman - Microcircuits for Short-term Memory Storage, Motor Control, and Neural Integration

A major goal in neuroscience is to determine the neural circuit dynamics and plasticity underlying behavior. In the first half of the talk, I will discuss our efforts to dissect the cellular and…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 14th, 2019 17 plays 0