News & Announcements

The Inaugural Guy M. McKhann Lecture

The Inaugural Guy M. McKhann Lecture: “The Neurological Complications of Obesity: A Modern Day Epidemic” To be presented by: Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD Russell N. DeJong Professor of Neurology Director, Program for Neurology Research and Discovery University of Michigan Department of Neurology Event Details Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:30 PM The Chevy Chase Auditorium […]

Congratulations to Recent MBI Ph.D. Graduates!

Augusto Lempel, a Neuroscience Program graduate student in the Nielsen lab, and Chia-Hsuan (Shan) Wang, a Neuroscience Program graduate student in the Knierim lab, recently defended their doctoral dissertations.  Augusto defended his thesis, “Higher-order motion processing in the ferret and its development,” on April 24, 2019. Shan defended her thesis, “The cognitive map and compartmentalized […]

Collaboration between MBI and Mechanical Engineering Labs Publish Landmark Study in Nature

The Knierim Lab of MBI and the LIMBS Lab of the Department of Mechanical Engineering (N. Cowan, PI) published a study in the journal Nature that showed how the brain translates movement information (e.g., speed and direction) into a position signal on the brain’s “cognitive map.” By placing rats in an augmented reality environment, lead […]

Nielsen lab publishes paper in Current Biology

The Nielsen lab at MBI recently published a paper in Current Biology. This is the first paper demonstrating that ferret visual cortex handles the processing of complex motion information in a manner highly similar to the primate. More precisely, their findings demonstrate that in the ferret, motion processing evolves from a representation of local motion […]