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.
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.
Congratulations to undergrad Cecilia Barowski who advanced to the women’s semifinal in the 800m track and field event at the
US Olympic Trials.
Congratulations to postdoc Marino Pagan, who was awarded a prestigious Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Postdoctoral Fellowship!
(Recent graduate Ann Duan also got one!)
Congratulations to recently-graduated Ph.D. student Chun-Yu (Ann) Duan, who was awarded a prestigious Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain Postdoctoral Fellowship! After graduating in summer 2015, Ann joined Ning-long Xu’s lab at the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai.
(Current Postdoc Marino Pagan also got one!)
Congratulations to Ben Scott and Christine Constantinople, co-first authors of a paper in eLife describing how noise variance in pulsatile accumulation of evidence tasks appears to not scale linearly with the number of pulses, but as the square of the number of pulses. This has a number of important implications for how the noise might be generated.
Congratulations to both Tim Hanks and to UC Davis — Tim started his own lab there this November. We’ll miss you Tim!