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► Aug 2017: grad student Alex Piet’s paper is out in Neural Computation

Alex Piet

Congratulations to graduate student Alex Piet, whose paper in Neural Computation is now out (link here).

In this paper Alex uses two-node attractor network models to  figure out what neural mechanisms could lead to FOF (a rat cortical region) contributing to decision-making as the lab found in Erlich et al. eLife 2015 and Erlich et al. Neuron 2011. Alex’s results point to specific mechanisms in which the FOF contributes “post-categorization” memory, and make some predictions that Alex then confirmed as correct in a post-hoc analysis of the data.

► June 2017: postdocs Ben Scott and Christine Constantinople publish in Neuron on calcium imaging during accumulation of evidence

ChristineConstantinople

Christine Constantinople

Ben Scott

Congratulations to Ben Scott and Christine Constantinople, co-first authors of a paper in Neuron describing how calcium imaging recordings during accumulation of evidence reveal that evidence is encoded in heterogeneous neural responses that have a wide diversity of timescales.

► May 2017: grad student Alex Piet has paper on modeling the FOF cortex accepted in Neural Computation

Congratulations to graduate student Alex Piet, who just had a paper accepted in Neural Computation on using modeling to distinguish roles of the FOF cortex in decision-making, as well as distinguishing between neural mechanisms by which the FOF could implement a post-categorization memory role. Link to paper will be added when it becomes available.