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iGniTe: Getting Involved in Campus and Community-based Sustainability as a Georgia Tech Student

Learn how you can incorporate sustainability and community-engagement into your coursework, extracurricular activities, and research at Georgia Tech! Four fabulous faculty who partner regularly with…

From  Katie Gentilello on July 23rd, 2021 2 plays 0  

Ruth Kanfer - Ageless Talent: Enhancing the Performance and Well-Being of Your Age-Diverse Workforce

Kanfer will discuss the book’s strategies and tools for addressing problems related to employee motivation, performance, and well-being in the context of rapid technological and social change.…

From  Katie Gentilello on June 28th, 2021 1 plays 0  

Jessica Bolton - How Early-life Experiences Sculpt Brain Circuits to Promote Resilience or Vulnerability: Role of Microglia

Resilience or vulnerability to stress-related emotional disorders is governed in part by early-life experiences. Early-life adversity can profoundly impact an individual’s risk for depression,…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 22nd, 2021 6 plays 0  

Jing Xu - Dissecting hand dexterity and recovery processes for effective rehabilitation

Hand dexterity is the hallmark of human skill and intelligence. From Pablo Casals’ sublime cello playing to the mundane task of tying one’s shoelace, the level of dexterity in humans…

From  Katie Gentilello on April 22nd, 2021 18 plays 0  

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 50 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 16 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 12 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 20 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 34 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 56 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 5 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 22 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 15 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 26 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 23 plays 0