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Lewis-Peacock lab publishes in eNeuro

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Seth Koslov, a graduate student in the Lewis-Peacock lab is the first author on a publication in eNeuro entitled “Cognitive Flexibility Improves Memory for Delayed Intentions”. Koslov SR, Mukerji A, Hedgpeth KR and Lewis-Peacock JA. Cognitive Flexibility Improves Memory for Delayed Intentions. ENEURO.0250-19.2019

Colgin lab publishes in Hippocampus

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Ernie Hwaun, a graduate student in the Colgin lab is first author on a recent publication published in the journal Hippocampus entitled “CA3 place cells that represent a novel waking experience are preferentially reactivated during sharp wave‐ripples in subsequent sleep”. E Hwaun and LL Colgin. 2019. CA3 place cells that represent a novel waking experience […]

Lewis-Peacock lab publishes in Journal of Neuroscience

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Dr. Tracy Wang, a postdoctoral fellow, is first author on a recent publication in the Jornal of Neuroscience from the Lewis-Peacock lab entitled “More is less: increased processing of unwanted memories facilitates forgetting”. This work reveals a mechanism the brain uses to facilitate intentional forgetting of visual memories. https://cns.utexas.edu/news/forgetting-uses-more-brain-power-than-remembering TH Wang, K Placek and JA […]

Michael Drew elected Associate Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

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Dr. Micheal Drew was elected to Associate member status of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), founded in 1961, is a professional, international organization of leading brain scientists. Membership is by nomination only and scientists elected to the ACNP are selected primarily on the basis of their original research contributions. The […]

Brager Lab publishes in Journal of Neurophysiology

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Greg Ordemann, a graduate student in the Brager Lab, recently published a paper in the Journal of Neurophysiology entitled “D-type potassium channels normalize action potential firing between dorsal and ventral CA1 neurons of the mouse hippocampus.”  This research reveals that action potential threshold in ventral neurons is influenced by a greater functional expression of D-type potassium […]

Priebe Lab publishes in Nature Neuroscience

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Jason Samonds and colleagues in the Priebe lab published a research paper in Nature Neuroscience entitled “Natural image and receptive field statistics predict saccade sizes.”  This research investigates the role of eye movement in visual information processing and motor system adaptation. For more information about this research see:  https://cns.utexas.edu/news/why-do-our-eyes-move-as-they-do-ut-scientists-have-new-answers-to-that Samonds JM, Geisler WS and Priebe […]

Dr. Lewis-Peacock receives R01grant from NEI

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Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock received a 5 year R01 grant from the National Eye Institute for his proposal entitled “Biasing the forgetting of visual memories”.  The goal of this proposal is to understand the factors that influence activation-dependent forgetting, and to evaluate whether people can exploit this mechanism to improve their memory.

Dr. Kristen Harris publishes in PNAS

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The Harris lab published a paper in PNAS entitled “Long-term potentiation expands information content of hippocampal dentate gyrus synapses.”  This research combined signal detection theory and precise 3D reconstructions from serial section electron microscopy (3DEM) to investigate synaptic plasticity and information storage capacity at medial perforant path synapses in adult hippocampal dentate gyrus in vivo. […]

Dr. Audrey Brumback awarded Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society

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Dr. Brumback has been awarded the Philip R. Dodge Young Investigator Award from the Child Neurology Society.  Each year this prestigious award recognizes a child neurologist/scientist that poses “a set of fundamental values and practices, qualities of character, and habits of mind expressed through solidly grounded and applied research that … benefit all child neurologists […]