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Gordon Berman - Themes and Variations in Animal Behavior

The Berman lab uses theoretical, computational, and data-driven approaches to gain quantitative insight into entire repertoires of animal behaviors, aiming to make connections to the neurobiology,…

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Bradley Dickerson - Functionally Stratified Encoding in a Biological Gyroscope

Flies are among nature’s most agile flying creatures. This exquisite maneuverability is due in part to their possession of specialized mechanosensory organs known as the halteres. The halteres…

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Cameron McIntyre - Connectomic Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established clinical therapy for the treatment of movement disorders, and evolving to become a viable clinical option for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. In…

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Chris Rodgers - Perception in Action: Neural Circuits for Active Auditory and Tactile Decision-making

How do we explore and learn about our world? In nature, animals do not passively await stimuli, as they typically must do in the laboratory. Instead, they actively seek out sensory…

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Til Ole Bergmann - Combining Transcranial Brain Stimulation with Neuroimaging for State-dependent Stimulation and Causal Network Interrogation

Functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological techniques, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as well as electro- and magnetoencephalography (EEG/MEG), serve well to study…

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Vivek Srinivasan - Scalable Human Brain Imaging with Time-of-flight Filtered Diffuse Optical Interferometry

Our group develops new light-based technologies for in vivo imaging and sensing of the brain and eye, with the goal of understanding what goes wrong in disease and detecting it earlier. Starting with…

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Cristopher Niell - Neural circuits for vision in the natural world

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A. Bolu Ajiboye - Reconnecting the Hand and Arm to the Brain (ReHab) Clinical Trial

Cortically controlled neuroprostheses have long been posited as the “holy grail” for intracortical brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). The efficacy of BMIs has advanced to the point where a…

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Farzaneh Najafi - Cortical and cerebellar mechanisms underlying predictive processing

Predictive coding is a theory of brain function that assumes the brain contains an internal model of the world, which constantly generates predictions about our environment, and updates the…

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Marla Feller - Developmental Mechanisms Shaping Direction Selective Circuits in the Retina

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Christos Padaimitriou - Towards Biologically Plausible Intelligence

There is no doubt that cognition and intelligence are the results of neural activity - but how, exactly? How do molecules, neurons, and synapses give rise to reasoning, language, plans, stories, art,…

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Marina Bedny - The role of cortical pluripotency in human cognition

Humans are unique among animals not only in their shared cognitive capacities but also in their remarkable adaptability to diverse environments. Studies with people born blind provide insights into…

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Jeffrey Markowitz - Dopamine specifies the statistics of spontaneous behavior

Spontaneous animal behavior is built from action modules that are concatenated by the brain into sequences. However, the neural mechanisms that shape the composition of self-motivated behavior…

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John Tuthill - Neural Mechanisms of Limb Proprioception in the fruit fly (Drosophila)

Proprioception, the sense of self-movement and body position, is critical for the effective control of motor behavior. Humans lacking proprioceptive feedback, such as patients with peripheral nerve…

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Fikri Birey - In vitro Modeling of Human Cortical Assembly in Health and Disease

Assembly of inhibitory and excitatory neurons into networks represents a critical period in the development of the cerebral cortex during which early principles of circuit formation and function are…

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Santosh Vempala - Emergent Computation and Learning from Assemblies of Neurons

Despite breathtaking advances in ML, and in our understanding of the brain at the level of neurons, synapses, and neural circuits, we lack a satisfactory explanation for the brain's performance…

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