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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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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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Takaki Komiyama - Motor Cortex Circuits for Movement Control and Learning

Animals constantly modify their behavior through experience. Flexible behavior is key to our ability to adapt to the ever-changing environment. My laboratory is interested in studying the activity of…

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Michelle J. Johnson - Feasibility and acceptability of using affordable robots for persons with motor and/or cognitive impairments in low-resource settings

Robots in Medicine are here to stay. While their use in medicine and rehabilitation is increasing in high income countries, there is still a need to find ways to extend their utility to more diverse…

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Douglas Weber - Neural prostheses for restoring sensory and motor functions

Significant advances in materials and microelectronics over the last decade have enabled clinically relevant neurotechnologies that measure and regulate neural activity in the brain, spinal cord, and…

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Mark Churchland - From Spikes to Factors: Understanding Large-scale Neural Computations

It is widely accepted that human cognition is the product of spiking neurons. Yet even for basic cognitive functions, such as the ability to make decisions or prepare and execute a voluntary…

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Aadeel Akhtar - PSYONIC - Advances in Commercial Sensorimotor Bionic Limbs

Commercially available bionic limbs have been far behind the state-of-the-art research that has been developed at academic institutions around the world. PSYONIC's Ability Hand was developed to…

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Adam Hantman - Neural Basis for Skilled Movements

Skillful movements contribute to the major functions of the brain, such as perception and manipulation of the world. Skill involves understanding the world, developing appropriate plans, converting…

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