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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 0 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 13 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 10 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 13 plays 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 on January 30th, 2019 37 plays 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 on December 5th, 2018 9 plays 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 on December 5th, 2018 25 plays 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 on November 26th, 2018 13 plays 0