Recommended Readings: Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D., February 26

Friday Lecture Series
The Detlev W. Bronk Alumni Lecture, Ph.D. Recruitment Lecture
Friday, February 26
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D.
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Assistant Professor,
Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior,
The Rockefeller University

Neural Circuits for Adaptive Behaviors

Recommended Readings

Caron, S. J., Ruta, V., Abbott, L. F., & Axel, R. (2013). Random convergence of olfactory inputs in the Drosophila mushroom body. Nature, 497(7447), 113-117. doi: 10.1038/nature12063.

Clowney, E. J., Iguchi, S., Bussell, J. J., Scheer, E., & Ruta, V. (2015). Multimodal chemosensory circuits controlling male courtship in Drosophila. Neuron, 87(5), 1036-1049. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.07.025.

Cohn, R., Morantte, I., & Ruta, V. (2015). Coordinated and compartmentalized neuromodulation shapes sensory processing in Drosophila. Cell, 163(7), 1742-1755. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2015.11.019.

Recommended Readings: Jesse Goldberg M.D., Ph.D. February 15, 2012

Monday lecture Series

Neural Circuits UnderlyinG Motor Exploration During Learning

Jesse Goldberg

Postdoctoral Fellow

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

   Massachusetts General Hospital

Wednesday, February 15  2012

4 p.m. , Caspary Auditorium.   Refreshments 3:45 p.m.

Recommended Readings:

Bouvrie J; Slotine JJ.  2011.  Synchronization and redundancy: Implications for robustness of neural learning and decision making.  Neural Computation.  23(11):2915-2941.

Fee M; Goldberg JH. 2011.  A hypothesis for basal ganglia-dependent reinforcement learning in the songbirdNeuroscience.  198 (S1):152-170.  DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2011.09.069

Shmuelof L; Krakauer JW.  2011.  Are we ready for a natural history of motor learning?  Neuron. 72(3):469-476. 

Goldberg JJ; Fee MS.  2011.  Vocal babbling in songbirds requires the basal ganglia-recipient motor thalamus but not the basal ganglia.  Journal of Neurophysiology.  105(6):2729-2739. 

Oelveczky BP; Otchy TM; Goldberg JH; et al.   2011.  Changes in the neural control of a complex motor sequence during learning.  Journal of Neurophysiology.  106(1):386-397.   DOI: 10.1152/jn.00018.2011

Thompson JA; Basista MJ; We W; et al.  2011.  Dual Pre-motor contribution to songbird syllable variation  Journal of Neuroscience.  31(1):322-330.  DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5967-09.2011

Goldberg JH; Adler A; Bergman H; et al.  2010.  Singing-related neural activity distinguishes two putative pallidal cell types in the songbird basal ganglia: Comparison to the primate internal and external pallidal segments. Journal of Neuroscience.  30(20):7088-7098.   DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0168-10.2010