• 3D motion : encoding and perception 

      Bonnen, Kathryn L.; 0000-0002-9210-8275
      The visual system supports perception and inferences about events in a dynamic, three-dimensional (3D) world. While remarkable progress has been made in the study of visual information processing, the existing paradigms ...
    • Adaptability of delay eyelid conditioning requires forebrain input to the cerebellum 

      Houck, Brenda Diane (2011-12)
      The cerebellum is a region of the brain responsible for an organism’s ability to perform precise, coordinated movements. An abundance of research has characterized the anatomy of the cerebellum, and provides the foundation ...
    • Adaptation in a deep network 

      Ruiz, Vito Manuel (2011-05)
      Though adaptational effects are found throughout the visual system, the underlying mechanisms and benefits of this phenomenon are not yet known. In this work, the visual system is modeled as a Deep Belief Network, with a ...
    • Adaptive responses to cellular stress in neurons of the hippocampus 

      Clemens, Ann M. (2013-08)
      Disruptions of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) Ca²⁺ homeostasis are heavily linked to neuronal pathology. Depletion of ER Ca²⁺ stores can result in cellular dysfunction and potentially cell death, although adaptive processes ...
    • All's fly in love and war 

      Park, Annie, Ph. D.
      Alcoholism is a serious and widespread disorder that has a complex pathophysiology and can cause extreme changes in behavior. These changes in behavior arise from alcohol affecting the neurobiological systems in an organism. ...
    • Automated design of planar mechanisms 

      Radhakrishnan, Pradeep, 1984- (2014-05)
      The challenges in automating the design of planar mechanisms are tremendous especially in areas related to computational representation, kinematic analysis and synthesis of planar mechanisms. The challenge in computational ...
    • Bayesian approaches for modeling protein biophysics 

      Hines, Keegan (2014-08)
      Proteins are the fundamental unit of computation and signal processing in biological systems. A quantitative understanding of protein biophysics is of paramount importance, since even slight malfunction of proteins can ...
    • Behavioral and physiological differences associated with acquisition and maintenance of a social status in male green anole lizards, Anolis carolinensis 

      Hattori, Tomoko, 1979- (2009-05)
      Social experience can modify the behavior of adult animals, and this type of behavioral plasticity associated with territorial aggression has been observed in several species including green anole lizards. Previously ...
    • Binocular integration using stereo motion cues to drive behavior in mice 

      Choi, Veronica; 0000-0002-7798-0583
      The visual system presents an opportunity to study how two signals converge to generate a novel representation of the world: depth. The slight difference in positions between the two eyes means that different images are ...
    • Category learning systems 

      Zeithamova, Dagmar (2008-08)
      Category learning is an essential cognitive function. Empirical evidence and theoretical reasons suggest existence of multiple dissociable category learning systems. Here, a proposal is made that different category learning ...
    • Cerebellar mechanisms underlying adaptive motor responses 

      Khilkevich, Andrei (2018-01-24)
      In order to understand the function of any brain structure, one must know what input/output transformation it performs. The term input/output transformation includes at least two stages. First, we must understand how ...
    • Circuit mechanisms of persistent activity in the primate cortex during working memory 

      Hart, Eric Lewis; 0000-0002-6042-8389 (2019-05-13)
      Working memory is the cognitive ability to actively maintain and manipulate information on the timescale of seconds. Neurons in the prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices of the primate brain remain active in absence ...
    • A comparative study of cortical computations in the mammalian visual cortex 

      Scholl, Benjamin Kyle; 0000-0002-9578-7234 (2015-05)
      A common feature of all mammals is the cerebral cortex, which is essential for higher-order functions and processing information to generate motor actions. While cortical circuits exhibit a striking uniformity in anatomical ...
    • Content representation in the human medial temporal lobe 

      Liang, Jackson Chit (2015-05)
      The transformation of sensory inputs into complex memory representations is fundamental to human experience; yet, little is known about how this crucial process is achieved. When you meet your friend at the new cafe in ...
    • The coordinated plasticity of astrocytes and synapses in learning and post-stroke recovery 

      Kim, Soo Young, 1980- (2011-05)
      Stroke typically occurs in one hemisphere and often results in long-term disability in the contralateral body side (paretic side). Greater reliance on the non-paretic body side is used to compensate for this disability. ...
    • Coordinated structural plasticity across synapses in the adult hippocampus 

      Chirillo, Michael August (2015-05)
      Neural circuitry is determined primarily by trillions of synaptic junctions that link cells in the nervous system. Understanding how the structure of the synapse influences its function has been a central goal of cellular ...
    • Copulation induces Arc expression in sex-relevant brain regions 

      Turner, Jonathan Michael; 0000-0003-3494-3165 (2015-05)
      The study of copulation has contributed to knowledge of hormonal effects on behavior and natural reward mechanisms in the brain. In male rats, olfactory cues are particularly important for sexual behavior. Several brain ...
    • Decision-making in the primate brain : formation, location, and causal manipulation 

      Katz, Leor Nadav; 0000-0002-2742-6533 (2016-05)
      Interaction within the environment relies on the ability to accumulate sensory evidence in favor of a decision. Despite the paramount importance of decision-making to survival, the neural instantiations and computational ...
    • Decision-making signals in the primate parietal cortex 

      Meister, Miriam Lucia Roth (2012-05)
      Lateral intraparietal area (LIP) neurons are thought to compute the decision of where to look. Specifically, their firing rate is thought to represent accumulated evidence for a decision by ramping up to a high level, the ...
    • The development and execution of mate choice in túngara frogs 

      Baugh, Alexander Taylor (2009-05)
      Interest in the question of when and how species recognition and mate preferences emerge in animals with strong species-typical predispositions has faded since the time of the classical ethologists. In its place, the role ...