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    • Map Making in C. elegans: Charting the Nervous System 

      Hobert, Oliver (2016-12-12)
      The developmental history and anatomy of the nematode C.elegans has been exceptionally well mapped. The next frontier lies in taking maps to the next level, that of molecular maps which define the identity and function of ...
    • Mapping the Structure of Animal Behavior 

      Berman, Gordon (2016-12-05)
      Animals perform a complex array of behaviors, from changes in body posture to vocalizations to other dynamic outputs. Far from being a disordered collection of actions, however, there is thought to be an intrinsic structure ...
    • Mechanisms of Mapping Space in Human Memory 

      Brown, Thackery (2018-10-01)
      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 and disease. One such ...
    • Memory and Brain: Remembering What’s Important 

      Manns, Joseph (2018-09-24)
      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 research has taken advantage ...
    • Microcircuits for Short-term Memory Storage, Motor Control, and Neural Integration 

      Goldman, Mark (2019-02-11)
      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 circuit mechanisms underlying ...
    • The Modular Brain 

      D'Esposito, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09-09)
      What type of system is the brain? The brain is widely assumed to be one of many modular systems in nature, which are thought to be computational tractable and favored by evolution. While focal brain lesions lead to very ...
    • A Motor Theory of Sleep Control 

      Dan, Yang (2020-03-09)
      Sleep is a fundamental biological process, and its disruption has profound impacts on human health. Using a variety of techniques including optogenetics, electrophysiology, imaging, and gene expression profiling, we identify ...
    • Neural Circuit Mechanisms Underlying Cognition in Rats 

      Brody, Carlos (2019-03-11)
      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 assess specific cognitive ...
    • The Neural Circuits Underlying Short-term Memory 

      Svoboda, Karel (2017-10-02)
      Our goal is to uncover the principles by which cortical circuits perform fundamental computations, from perception to action. Cortex is parcellated into areas with distinct function and local circuits. Cortical areas ...
    • Neural Codes and Maps in Whisker Somatosensory Cortex 

      Feldman, Daniel (2018-10-15)
      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 answer these questions by ...
    • Neural coding of sound in the ascending and descending auditory pathways 

      Polley, Daniel B. (2021-02-08)
      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 exquisite hydro/electro/mechanical ...
    • Neural Decoding and Control of Multiscale Brain Networks: From Motor to Mood 

      Shanechi, Maryam (2019-11-11)
      In this talk, I first discuss our recent work on modeling, decoding, and controlling multisite human brain activity underlying mood states. I present a multiscale dynamical modeling framework that allows us, for the first ...
    • Neural Dynamics of the Primate Attention Network 

      Kastner, Sabine (2017-01-30)
      The selection of information from our cluttered sensory environments is one of the most fundamental cognitive operations performed by the primate brain. In the visual domain, the selection process is thought to be mediated ...
    • Neural Mechanisms of Movement Precision 

      Person, Abigail (2019-09-09)
      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 structure that causally ...
    • The neurobiology of decision making: The best-laid plans of mice and primates 

      Shadlen, Michael N. (2020-10-12)
      Many decisions arise through an accumulation of evidence to a terminating threshold. The process provides a unified account of the choice (e.g., accuracy) and the amount of time taken to complete it. It also provides a ...
    • New Cortex. Who dis(inhibition)? 

      Doiron, Brent (2018-11-26)
      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 differential equations, and ...
    • Perturbation-imaging Approaches to Study Functional Contributions of Cortical Activity to Human Movement 

      Borich, Michael (2019-09-30)
      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 future, movements based ...
    • Principles of Motor Control 

      Chiel, Hillel J. (2017-01-23)
      How does the nervous system control behavior? To answer this question requires an understanding of neural circuitry, biomechanics, and behavior. To address this question, we have studied an experimentally tractable ...
    • Rethinking Recovery and Rehabilitation after Stroke 

      Krakauer, John (2017-03-06)
      There are critical differences in the potential for rehabilitation of impairment early and late after stroke. Early after stroke the proportional recovery rule for spontaneous biological recovery applies, as does the idea ...