Dr. Ila Fiete and her graduate student, John Widloski, recently had a research paper accepted into Neuron entitled “A model of grid cell development based on spatial exploration and spike time-dependent plasticity”. This work presents a biologically plausible model for the formation of grid cell networks.
The Colgin lab recently published a paper in the journal Neuron entitled “Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks”. This research suggests that your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity […]
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 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.
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 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. Marie Monfils was interviewed about her research on fear memories on recent episode of the Brain Matters podcast. Listen at http://podbay.fm/show/730239508/e/1382328000?autostart=1
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 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 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”