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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 4 Months ago 6 views 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 5 Months ago 6 views 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 5 Months ago 13 views 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 6 Months ago 10 views 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 6 Months ago 13 views 0  

Nelson Spruston - Deconstructing Memory Circuits at Cell Type-specific Resolution

Nelson Spruston studies the hippocampus, with an emphasis on uncovering the diversity and complexity of cells and synapses that allow this brain structure to contribute to memory-guided behavior,…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 7 Months ago 37 views 0  

Danielle Bassett - Networks Thinking Themselves

Bassett's group studies biological, physical, and social systems by using and developing tools from network science and complex systems theory. Our broad goal is to isolate problems at the…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 9 Months ago 7 views 0  

Brent Doiron - New Cortex. Who dis(inhibition)?

My general research program seeks to identify how single neurons and networks of neurons code information about relevant inputs. Using a combination of nonlinear systems theory, stochastic…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 9 Months ago 25 views 0  

Jordan Hamm - Distinct Neuronal Ensembles Encode Sensory Stimulus Context in the Neocortex

The Hamm lab conducts basic research on cortical microcircuitry with paradigms and approaches designed to provide deeper insight into neuropsychiatric disease. Sensory processing abnormalities in…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 9 Months ago 13 views 0  

Vivek Jayaraman - What the Fly Can Tell Us about the Neural Basis of Navigation

Our goal is to establish causal links between the dynamics of neural circuits and the behavioral decisions that an animal continuously makes as it navigates a multi-sensory world. Our focus is on…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 9 Months ago 21 views 0  

Robert Gross - Engineering Neurotechnology for the Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy: A Surgeon-scientist-non-engineer’s Perspective

(1) Cellular and Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s DiseaseElucidation of the role of axon guidance molecules in the development and reconstruction of the nigrostriatal pathway, which degenerates in…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 10 Months ago 16 views 0  

Annaelle Devergnas - Impact of Seizures in Memory Performance on a NHP Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

There is a lot of controversial finding on how epileptic activities (seizures and interictal epileptiform discharge) affect cognition in both animals and humans. Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE)…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 10 Months ago 23 views 0  

Daniel Feldman - Neural Codes and Maps in Whisker Somatosensory Cortex

How do neural circuits in the brain’s cerebral cortex mediate sensation, memory, voluntary movement, and higher functions, and how does this break down in neurological disease? Our lab seeks to…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 10 Months ago 20 views 0  

Thackery Brown - Mechanisms of Mapping Space in Human Memory

1) We are interested in understanding the neural and cognitive events that give rise to episodic memory, and the factors that influence the efficacy of the declarative memory system in both health…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 11 Months ago 13 views 0  

Joseph Manns - Memory and Brain: Remembering What’s Important

Our research connects neuroscience with psychology to ask how the hippocampal memory system supports everyday memories. Many anatomical details of this system are shared across mammals, and our…

From  Kathryn Gentilello 11 Months ago 30 views 0