NACS' Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC)

Made possible by a $2 million award from the NSF, the MNC will house a new fMRI scanner and the University's existing MEG, a combination that exists at only a couple of locations in the country. The center opens in Summer 2011.

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NACS Seminars

Each seminar is one hour long, followed by a short discussion period. Room 1103 Bioscience Research Building, 10:15 am.

Date Name General Topic
September 13, 2013 Christine Portfors Auditory processing of communication sounds in the midbrain of mice
September 20, 2013 Rebecca Gomez Sleep- and time-dependent learning in infants and young children
September 27, 2013 Eve Marder (Canceled)
October 11, 2013 Douglas S. Brungart and Ken W. Grant Hearing and Speech Research at the National Military Audiology and Speech-Pathology Center: An Overview
October 18, 2013 Daniel Polley Plasticity and Repair of Central Sound Representations
October 25, 2013 Marina Bedny Insights into abstract thought from studies of blindness
November 01, 2013 Joe Fetcho A messy adult hindbrain arises from an orderly developmental ground plan
November 15, 2013 Sarah Farris What can vertebrate cerebellum-like structures teach us about insect mushroom bodies?
November 22, 2013 Eric Knudsen Neural Mechanisms of Spatial Attention
February 07, 2014 Nina Kraus Music and language: reading, rhythm and neural synchrony
February 14, 2014 Kaleb McDowell Real-World Neuroimaging Technologies
February 21, 2014 Kevin Briggman Application of large-scale optical and electron microscopy to study the neuronal basis of behavior
February 28, 2014 Melissa Coleman Wired to cooperate: Neural basis of cooperative behavior in a neotropical wren
March 07, 2014 Matt Roesch Neural correlates of reward-guided decision-making
March 28, 2014 Albert Lee Mechanisms underlying spatially-tuned firing in the hippocampus
April 04, 2014 Marc Schmidt Brainstem and Forebrain Contributions to the Generation of Learned Motor Behaviors for Song
April 11, 2014 Robert Zatorre From Perception to Pleasure: Music and its neural substrates
April 18, 2014 NACS community NACS Research Day
April 25, 2014 Bruce McEwen (CANCELED)
May 02, 2014 Mitra Hartmann What can we learn about the sense of touch by studying rat whiskers?
May 09, 2014 Steve Scott Putting sensory back into voluntary control

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Jin Bo ( Ph.D candidate ), a pediatrician from China, joined NACS and Dr. Clarks lab. She sought exposure to research methods and clinical experience, studying the relationship between behavior and brain function in children. Jin Bo hopes research will provide alternatives to prescribing medicine to children for atypical behavior. | More |


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