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Kenneth O. Johnson Memorial Lecture 2013
Friday November 15, 2013 4:00pm. Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus) Mason Hall
Research from MBI featured on cover of the Journal of Neurophysiology
A research article from the Hsiao and Connor labs of MBI was featured on the cover of the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Neurophysiology:
Representation of tactile curvature in macaque somatosensory area 2
JM Yau, CE Connor, SS Hsiao
Journal of Neurophysiology 109 (12), 2999-3012
Vernon Mountcastle is Awarded an Honorary Degree from Johns Hopkins
Congratulations to Vernon Mountcastle, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience, for being awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the annual commencement ceremony of Johns Hopkins University on May 23, 2013. Dr. Mountcastle helped found the Mind/Brain Institute. The following description from the Commencement brochure is reproduced here (pdf).
J. D. Luck Wins Summer Research Fellowship
Congratulations to J. D. Luck, a rising senior and Neuroscience major, for being awarded the inaugural Mark Molliver Memorial Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Neuroscience. J. D. will pursue research on the neural mechanisms of spatial perception and memory in the Knierim laboratory at the Mind/Brain Institute.
University-wide Collaboration Involving Mind/Brain Institute Researchers Awarded Research Grant from the JHU Science of Learning Institute
Jim Knierim of the Mind/Brain Institute is the principal investigator of a collaborative research proposal that was funded by the newly inaugurated Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University. In a collaboration with Dr. Michael Yassa of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Dr. Noah Cowan of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the research project will investigate how timing is critical for accurate learning and recall. with a combination of human brain imaging, psychological testing, neural recordings from lab animals, and computational simulation.
- Congratulations to Stewart Hendry, who has just been chosen to receive the 2013 Excellence in Teaching award from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.
Welcome Kristina Nielsen PhD, and the Nielsen Lab to the MBI!
Kristina Nielsen did her PhD in the lab of Nikos Logothetis at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen, Germany, where she investigated the encoding of objects and object parts in inferotemporal cortex. In 2006, she joined the labs of Ed Callaway and Rich Krauzlis at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA, as a post-doctoral fellow. Her post-doctoral work focused on two techniques that allow studying the function of neural circuits in vivo with a high degree of specificity – viral vector-based approaches and two-photon microscopy. Kristina Nielsen joined the MBI in July. Research in her lab will focus un studying the structure and function of the neural circuits underlying object encoding.
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