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A new model organism at the Mind/Brain Institute: The mighty fly!

The Computational Neuroscience (CNS) Laboratory of the Mind/Brain Institute, headed by Prof. Ernst Niebur, just published in eLife a study using a new-to-the-MBI model organism: Drosophila melanogaster, the fruitfly. The […]

Daeyeol Lee Awarded Prestigious Ho-Am Award

Daeyeol Lee

MBI Researcher Daeyeol Lee, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences, was awarded the 31st Samgsung Ho-am Prize for Medicine in recognition of his […]

MBI Graduate Student Will Hockeimer Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Will Hockeimer, a graduate student in the lab of Jim Knierim, defended his Ph.D. dissertation on Dec 11, 2020 and presented his public Thesis Seminar on February 17, 2021, titled […]

Connor/Nielsen labs publish Current Biology paper on 3D shape representation

Lead author Ramanujan Srinath showed that 3D shape is explicitly represented in visual area V4, just two stages beyond primary visual cortex.  2-photon microscopy revealed that 2D and 3D shape […]

MBI Professor Daeyeol Lee Publishes New Book on Intelligence

What is intelligence? Can artificial intelligence get more intelligent than humans? Does a high level of biological intelligence require a complex brain? In his new book “Birth of Intelligence”, MBI […]

Kirkwood Lab Publishes Visual Plasticity Study in eLife

MBI Researcher Alfredo Kirkwood’s laboratory recently published as paper in eLife. The study shows that pairing visual and adrenergic stimulation for only 1 hour enhances visual cortical responses for days, […]

Lee Lab Obtains New Exploratory Grant

MBI Professor Hey-Kyoung Lee, in collaboration with Dr. Grace Hwang of the JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, has been awarded a new R21 grant from the NIH/National Eye Institute to begin […]

Knierim Lab Publishes Study about Spatial Segmentation in Current Biology

Former Neuroscience Program and MBI graduate student Chia-Hsuan Wang from the Knierim Lab recently published her dissertation research in Current Biology. The study demonstrated that the boundaries between surface textures […]

Kirkwood Lab Publishes Sleep Paper in Neuron

The lab of Alfredo Kirkwood of MBI published a paper in Neuron showing that sleep radically decreases the balance between synaptic excitation and synaptic inhibition in the brain. This finding […]

MBI Graduate Student Ramanujan Srinath Defends Ph.D. Thesis

Ramanujan Srinath, a graduate student in the labs of Ed Connor and Kristina Nielsen, successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on September 10, 2019 and presented his public Thesis Seminar on […]