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New grant awarded to MBI researcher
MBI Director Ed Connor was awarded a new 4-year grant from the National Eye Institute to study how the visual cortex represents environmental shapes. The title of the grant is "Neural Coding of 3D Object and Place Structure in Two Cortical Pathways"
Research from MBI published in Neuron, featured on NPR
A research article from the Lee Laboratory of MBI and collaborators at the University of Maryland appeared in the journal Neuron. This work, which demonstrated that visual deprivation can change the physiological properties of neurons in auditory cortex, was covered by NPR's All Things Considered (http://www.npr.org/2014/02/05/272092118/hard-of-hearing-a-few-days-in-the-dark-may-help).
Emily Petrus, Amal Isaiah, Adam P. Jones, David Li, Hui Wang, Hey-Kyoung Lee, and Patrick O. Kanold (2014) Crossmodal Induction of Thalamocortical Potentiation Leads to Enhanced Information Processing in the Auditory Cortex. Neuron. Published online Feb 5, 2014 (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S089662731301091X).
See also coverage in JHU's HUB (http://hub.jhu.edu/2014/02/05/blindness-hearing-loss)
MBI Researcher Re-appointed to Editorial Position
MBI Professor Jim Knierim was re-appointed to a new 3-year term as a Reviewing Editor for The Journal of Neuroscience, the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience and one of the premier journals that publishes neuroscience research of general interest.
Research from MBI featured in Neuron
A research article by the Knierim Laboratory on the neural mechanisms of pattern separation and pattern completion was published in the journal Neuron, accompanied by a Preview article highlighting the results.
JP Neunuebel, JJ Knierim (2014) CA3 Retrieves Coherent Representations from Degraded Input: Direct Evidence for CA3 Pattern Completion and Dentate Gyrus Pattern Separation. Neuron 81:416-427.
EL Newman, ME Hasselmo (2014) CA3 Sees the Big Picture while Dentate Gyrus Splits Hairs. Neuron 81:226-228.
Research from MBI highlighted in This Week in Psychological Science
A recent research article by the Hsiao Laboratory and JHU School of Medicine collaborators was highlighted in the weekly newsletter to members of the Association for Psychological Science.
JM Yau, P Celnik, SS Hsiao, JE Desmond (2014) Feeling Better: Separate Pathways for Targeted Enhancement of Spatial and Temporal Touch. Psychol. Sci. Published online before print January 3, 2014, doi: 10.1177/0956797613511467.
Hsiao Laboratory awarded new grant on neural prosthetic research
Congratulations to the Hsiao laboratory, which was awarded a new grant from the National Institutes of Health entitled Sensory Feedback for Upper Limb Neuroprosthetics
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