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Poldrack lab publishes in Nature

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The Poldrack lab recently published a research article in Nature entitled “Changing value through cued approach: an automatic mechanism of behavior change”.  This work suggests that people’s preferences can be changed without directly manipulating the items they are choosing between (meaning without the addition of any new incentives, extra information, or increased familiarity for the newly preferred […]

Dr. Michael Drew receives 2014 Faculty Service Award

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Dr. Michael Drew received a 2014 Faculty Service Award from the Natural Sciences Council, given in recognition of exemplary teaching and service to the students in the College of Natural Sciences.

Aldrich lab publishes in The Journal of General Physiology and PNAS

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The Aldrich lab recently published 2 papers in The Journal of General Physiology and one in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brent Halling is first author on a paper published in the Journal of General Physiology entitled “Calcium-dependent stoichiometries of the KCa2.2 (SK) intracellular domain/calmodulin complex in solution”.  SK calcium-activated potassium channels […]

Dr. Michael Drew receives R01 award from NIH

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Dr. Michael Drew received a 5-year R01 award from the National Institute of Mental Health to support his research project entitled “The role of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in memory”.

Dr. Alison Preston interview by Austin KEYE-TV

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Dr. Alison Preston was interviewed as part of a story KEYE did on memory decline and how to boost your memory (excerpt) “Our memories start to decline at the age of 25,” said Dr. Alison Preston with the Center for Learning and Memory at the University of Texas at Austin.  At 25 years old we’re […]

Dr. Dan Johnston publishes in Nature Neuroscience

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Dr. Dan Johnston and his graduate student Sachin Vaidya have published a research article in Nature Neuroscience entitled “Temporal synchrony and gamma to theta power conversion in the dendrites of CA1 pyramidal neurons”. This work reveals the role of dendritic HCN channels in pyramidal neurons in transforming spatially distributed excitatory synaptic input into a coherent neuronal […]

Dr. Alison Preston publishes in Current Biology

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Dr. Alison Preston recently published two papers in Current Biology.  A review article entitled “Interplay of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in memory” and an empirical paper entitled “Decoding the brain’s algorithm for categorization from its neuronal implementation”

Kevin Bieri receives a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA award

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Kevin Bieri, MD/PhD student in the Colgin Lab, received a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA award from NIMH for his project titled “Information Routing in the Hippocampus via Gamma Oscillations”.  This project will use electrophysiological recordings in freely behaving rats to determine the functional roles of two distinct variants of hippocampal gamma oscillations. This work will help […]

Dr. Marie Monfils publishes paper in Learning & Memory

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Dr. Marie Monfils published a paper in Learning & Memory entitled “Learned together, extinguished apart: Reducing fear to complex stimuli”(In press). This work examines how compound memories are encoded and extinguished, and reveals important implications for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.