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Will Alexander

Associate Professor,  Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Research area: Computational and neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control, decision making, and learning.

 

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Alexander's Lab:

Alexander, W.H., Brown, J.W., Collins, A.G.E., Hayden, B.Y., and Vassena, E. (in press). Prefrontal cortex in control: Broadening the scope to identify mechanisms. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Alexander, W.H., Vassena, E., Deraeve, J. and Langford, Z.D. (in press). Integrative Modeling of PFC. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience



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Gizelle Anzures

Assistant Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and PsychologyResearch area: Developmental changes in social cognition (e.g., face processing abilities and racial biases) and brain function using eye-tracking, EEG, and functional MRI.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Anzures Lab:

Haist, F., & Anzures, G. (2017). Functional development of the brain’s face-processing system. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 8, doi: 10.1002/wcs.1423

Anzures, G., Goyet, L., Ganea, N., & Johnson, M. H. (2016). Enhanced ERPs to visual stimuli in unaffected male siblings of ASD children. Child Neuropsychology, 22, 220-237 doi: 10.1080/09297049.2014.988609



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Elan Barenholtz

Associate Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Psychology. Research Area: Computational modeling of perception, learning and action using deep neural networks embedded in robotic agents.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Barenholtz's Lab:

Hahn, W. E., Lewkowitz, S., Lacombe Jr, D. C., & Barenholtz, E. (2015). Deep learning human actions from video via sparse filtering and locally competitive algorithms.  Multimedia Tools and Applications , 1-14.

Barenholtz, E., Lewkowicz, D. J., Davidson, M., & Mavica, L. (2014). Categorical congruence facilitates multisensory associative learning. Psychonomic bulletin & review 21 (5), 1346-1352. 



 

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Janet Blanks

Emeritus Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Research Area: Vision Science

Recent Publications from Dr. Blanks:

Biswal, Manas R., et al. "A Hypoxia-Responsive Glial Cell–Specific Gene Therapy Vector for Targeting Retinal NeovascularizationHypoxia-Regulated Gene Therapy in Retina." Investigative ophthalmology & visual science  55.12 (2014): 8044-8053.

Sur, Arunodoy, et al. "Protection of RPE cells by sulindac against oxidative damage is through ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and involves activation of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha (PPAR α)."  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science  54.15 (2013): 3276-3276.



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Steven L. Bressler

Director, Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Psychology. Research Area: Cognitive neurodynamics: cognitive dynamics in large-scale cortical networks.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Bressler's Lab:

Bressler, S. L., & Richter, C. G. (2015). Interareal oscillatory synchronization in top-down neocortical processing. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 31, 62-66.

Asemi, A., Ramaseshan, K., Burgess, A., Diwadkar, V. A., & Bressler, S. L. (2015). Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex modulates supplementary motor area in coordinated unimanual motor behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 309.



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Erik Engeberg

Associate Professor, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Research Area: Robotics and prosthetics, energy harvesting, sensor design, brain-machine interfaces, bioinspiration and biomimetics.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Engeberg's Lab:

Kent, N. Karnati, and E. Engeberg, “Electromyogram Synergy Control of a Dexterous Artificial Hand,” Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 11, 2014, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1743-0003-11-41

P. Kumar, R. Adams, A. Harkins, E. Engeberg, and R. Willits, “Stimulation frequency alters dorsal root ganglion neurite growth and directionality in vitro,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 63, p. 1257-1268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2015.2492998



 

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Armin Fuchs 

Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Physics and Biomedical Sciences. Research Area: Analysis of large scale brain activity patterns and combining noninvasive recording technologies, i.e. EEG, MEG and functional MRI.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Fuchs' Lab:

Fuchs, A., et al. (2015). Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries–Acute State and Short-Term Recovery.  Medical Research Archives , (4).

Fuchs, A. (2015). Spatial Spectral Analysis.  Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience , 2780-2784.  



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Howard S. Hock 

Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Psychology.  Research Area: Perception of motion, motion detection and pattern formation, neural pathways responsible for conscious awareness, perceptual grouping for multi-surface objects, object motion perception during locomotion, dynamical computational modeling.

 

Recent Publications Dr. Hock's Lab:

Norman, J., Hock, H.S., & Schöner, G. (2014). Contrasting accounts of direction and shape discrimination in short-range motion: Counterchange compared with motion energy detection. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 76,  1350-1370.
Hock, H.S., & Schoner, G. (2015). Nonlinear dynamics in the perceptual grouping of connected surfaces. Vision Research

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Sammy Hong, Associate Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Research Area: Color vision, motion processing, visual awareness, facial expression perception, and multi-sensory integration using psychophysical, eye-tracking, and fMRI methodologies.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Hong's Lab:  

Hong, S. W., & Yoon, K. L. ( in press ). Intensity dependence of facial expression adaptation aftereffect. Psychonomic Bulletin and Reviews.

Hong, S. W., & Kang, M. -S. (2016). Motion alters color appearance. Nature: Scientific Report, 6, 1-11.  doi: 10.1038/srep36272.


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J. A. Scott Kelso

Eminent Scholar in Science, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences.
Research Area: Mechanisms of self-organization underlying the coordination of brain and behavior.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Kelso's Lab:  

Dumas, G., de Guzman, G. C., Tognoli, E., & Kelso, J. S. (2014). The human dynamic clamp as a paradigm for social interaction.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (35), E3726-E3734. http://www.pnas.org/content/111/35/E3726.short


 

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Gary Perry



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Howard Prentice

Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, joint appointment at the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Research Area: Ischemic adaptations, neurodegenerative disease, brain anoxia, mitochondrial dysfunction and aging processes.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Prentice's Lab:

Menzie, J., Pan, C., Prentice, H., & Wu, J. Y. (2014). Taurine and central nervous system disorders.  Amino acids 46 (1), 31-46.

Biswal, M. R., Prentice, H. M., Dorey, C. K., & Blanks, J. C. (2014). A hypoxia-responsive glial cell–specific gene therapy vector for targeting retinal neovascularization.  Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 55 , 8044-8053.



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Shen, Wen

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science. Research Area: Electrophysiology of channels and receptors, transporters in neurodevelopment and adult system, signal transduction in retinal circuits.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Shen's Lab:

Z Jiang, JN Yang, LA Purpura, YF Liu, H Ripps, W Shen (2014) Glycinergic feedback enhances synaptic gain in the distal retina. J Physiol. (London), 592 (7) 1479-1492. PMCID: PMC3979606.

J Yang, CL Nan, H Ripps, W Shen (2015) Destructive Changes in the Neuronal Structure of the FVB/N Mouse Retina. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129719.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129719. PMCID: PMC4475023.



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Summer Sheremata

Assistant Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Psychology Research Area: Behavioral and neuroimaging studies of visual short-term memory and attention.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Sheremata's Lab:

Sheremata, S.L., Silver, M.A. (2015) Hemisphere-dependent attentional modulation of human parietal visual field representations. Journal of Neuroscience 35(2): 508-17.

Sheremata, S.L., Shomstein, S. (2014) Hemifield asymmetries differentiate VSTM for single- and multiple-feature objects. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 76(6) 1609-19.



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Robert W. Stackman

Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences and Psychology Research Area: Neurobiology of learning and memory, spatial navigation, brain representations of space, mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Stackman's Lab:

Cohen, S. J., & Stackman Jr, R. W. (2015). Assessing rodent hippocampal involvement in the novel object recognition task. A review.  Behavioural brain research 285 , 105-117.

Rabinowitz, A., Cohen, S. J., Finn, D. A., & Stackman, R. W. (2014). The neurosteroid allopregnanolone impairs object memory and contextual fear memory in male C57BL/6J mice.  Hormones and behavior 66 (2), 238-246.



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Fred Steinberg



 

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Emmanuelle Tognoli

Associate Research Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Research Area: EEG coordination dynamics of human individual and social behavior, spatio-temporal self-organization within and between brains, brain computer/machine interactions.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Tognoli's Lab:

Tognoli, Emmanuelle, and JA Scott Kelso. "The metastable brain." Neuron 81, no. 1 (2014): 35-48.
http://www.ccs.fau.edu/~tognoli/TK_2014Neuron.pdf 

Tognoli, Emmanuelle, and JA Scott Kelso. "Enlarging the scope: grasping brain complexity." Frontiers in systems neuroscience 8 (2014).
http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnsys.2014.00122/full



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Robert P. Vertes

Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Psychology. Research Area: Neurophysiology/neuroanatomy, functional organization of the brainstem and its role in controlling activity of the forebrain.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Vertes' Lab:

Vertes, R. P. (2015). Major diencephalic inputs to the hippocampus: supramammillary nucleus and nucleus reuniens. Circuitry and function. Progress in Brain Research . 

Vertes, R. P., Linley, S. B., & Hoover, W. B. (2015). Limbic circuitry of the midline thalamus.  Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 54 , 89-107. 



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Jang Yen Wu

Professor and Schmidt Senior Fellow, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, joint appointment at the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. Research Area: Neurotransmitters and neurological disorders.

 

Recent Publications from Dr. Wu's Lab:

Modi, J.P., Gharibani, P.M., Ma, Z., Tao, R., Menzie, J., Prentice, H., and Wu J.-Y. (2014) Protective mechanism of sulindac in an animal model of ischemic stroke. Brain Res 1576:91-99.

Gharibani, P.M., Modi, J., Menzie, J., Genove, R., Ma, Z., Tao, R., Prentice, H., and Wu, J.-Y. (2014) Mode of action of S-methyl-N, N-diethylthiocarbamate sulfoxide (DETC-MeSO) as a novel therapy for stroke in a rat model. Mol Neurobiol DOI 10.1007/s12035-014-8658-0.