Seminar Series

All talks will be held in the Herklotz Conference Room in the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory/Qureshey Research Lab at 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

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6/19/2018 Anu Sharma, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder cortical plasticity, cross-modal reorganization in the context of hearing loss and audiological interventions “Cross-Modal Re-organization in Hearing Loss” Herklotz Center 4pm
5/1/2018 Sarah Creel, UCSD language development, word recognition, eye tracking, cognitive control, music perception Protracted Perceptual Learning and Why Children aren’t so great at Language Herklotz Center 4pm
4/3/2018 Yuan Wang, Univ. of Florida neuronal circuits, neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegeneration Circuit development and dynamics in the auditory brainstem – Implications in fragile x syndrome Herklotz Center 4pm
3/6/2018 Josh Bernstein, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center speech intelligibility, computational modeling, multimodal speech perception by cochlear implant users “Optimizing cochlear implants for single-sided deafness” Herklotz Center 4pm
**SPECIAL ARO DATE: 2/15/2018** Shihab Shamma, University of Maryland acoustic signal representation in mammalian auditory systems, neurophysiology, psychoacoustics “Cortical Mechanisms for Auditory Cognition: Selective Attention and Categorization” Herklotz Center 4pm
2/6/2018 Ivan Milenkovic, University of Leipzig imaging, age-related changes in plasticity and spatial hearing, encoding of simple and complex sounds “Modulation of neuronal activity by ATP, GABA and glycine in the developing auditory brainstem circuit Herklotz Center 4pm
5/17/2016 Lee Miller, UC Davis neural networks involving speech perception, multisensory integration, audiovisual spatial attention and integration “Hearing Loss and Neurotechnology: New Approaches to Improve Speech Perception” Herklotz Center 4pm
5/3/2016 Mike Wehr, University of Oregon how local circuits in the auditory cortex encode and transform sensory information “Temporal processing circuitry in auditory cortex” Herklotz Center 4pm
4/19/2016 CANCELLED: Adrian KC Lee, University of Washington auditory attention, spatial localization, multimodal imaging “Mapping the cortical dynamics of auditory attention” Herklotz Center 4pm
4/12/2016 Charlie Schroeder, Nathan Kline Institute and Colombia Univ. neural mechanisms of sensory and cognitive processing, electrical field potentials “Rhythm-based selection of cell-circuits at local and network scales” Herklotz Center 4pm
3/8/2016 Laurel Carney, University of Rochester neurophysiological and computational modeling, complex sounds, signal processing “Representations of complex sounds in the midbrain” Herklotz Center 4pm
3/1/2016 Frédéric Theunissen, University of California, Berkeley auditory cortex, auditory processing, neural processing “Voice and meaning in the avian brain” Herklotz Center 4pm
2/16/2016 Mitch Sutter, University of California, Davis attention and action regarding neural processing of sound “Modulation of auditory cortical activity by task-engagement” Herklotz Center 4pm
1/19/2016 Sarah London, University of Chicago brain development, molecular and genomic correlates of behavior, experience-dependent neural plasticity, learning and memory “Associating epigenetic modifications with sensory learning of complex natural behavior” Herklotz Center 4pm
12/1/2015 Khaleel Razak, UC Riverside sensory processing development, auditory cortex, echolocation, passive sound localization, Fragile X “Mechanisms of altered cortical spectrotemporal processing in a mouse model of presbycusis” Herklotz Center 4pm
11/17/2015 Greg Hickok, UC Irvine neuroanatomy of language, neural plasticity, neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience “What is the planum temporale doing for hearing and speech?” Herklotz Center 4pm
10/6/2015 John Middlebrooks, UC Irvine neurophysiology, psychophysics, auditory prosthesis, computational neuroscience; auditory cortex “Spatial Hearing at the Cocktail Party” Herklotz Center 4pm
7/31/2015 Dr. Jim D’Amour, New York University auditory cortex plasticity, oxytocin, pup calls “Concurrent excitatory and inhibitory plasticity in the auditory cortex” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carolyn McClaskey
6/2/2015 Dr. Christophe Micheyl, Starkey Hearing Research Center psychometrics, Bayesian statistics, audio signal processing “Bayesian models in hearing science” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carolyn McClaskey
5/19/2015 Dr. Dan Polley, Harvard modulation and plasticity of auditory processing “Recovery of sensory function following peripheral nerve injury: the intersection of intrinsic compensatory plasticity and immersive sensory training” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Cait Askew
5/5/2015 Dr. Sarah Bottjer, USC vocal learning and behavior, neurogenesis and cell death, activity-dependent refinement of neural connectivity, synaptic plasticity and neurophysiology “Neural representations of current and goal behaviors during sensorimotor learning” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Sarah
4/21/2015 Dr. Donna Fekete, Purdue molecular basis of inner ear development “Patterning the radial axis of the developing cochlea” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Sarah
4/7/2015 Dr. Harrison Lin, UC Irvine skull base surgery, otology, neurotology, hearing and balance “Intraneural stimulation of cranial nerves” Herklotz Center 4pm Host: Sarah
2/17/2015 Dr. Deda Gillespie, McMaster University neural development, plasticity and sensory processing “Glutamate/GABA/glycine co-transmission in the immature auditory brainstem: Sorting it all out” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Sarah
2/3/2015 Dr. Edward Chang, UC San Francisco human speech, intractable epilepsy, trigeminal neuralgia, and adult brain tumors “Speech processing in the human superior temporal gyrus” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Luke
1/20/2015 Dr. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University Auditory attention, spatial hearing, neuro-electric imaging, neural coding “Individual differences in listeners with normal hearing thresholds” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Sarah
12/2/2014 Dr. Frederick J. Gallun, Oregon Health and Science University auditory; psychophysics; hearing loss; binaural; traumatic brain injury “Diagnosing central auditory dysfunction in an adult population” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carolyn McClaskey
11/18/2014 Dr. Ron Frostig, UC Irvine Sensory neocortex: structure, function and plasticity “The spread: a novel unifying principle for sensory neocortex” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Luke
11/4/2014 Dr. Stephen David, Oregon Health and Science University auditory system, cortex, computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, behavior ”Understanding the network for top-down control of auditory representation” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Luke Baltzell
10/21/2014 Dr. Yaser Ghavami, UC Irvine otolaryngology, otology, microvascular surgery, hearing loss “Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s Disease” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Luke Baltzell
10/7/2014 Dr. Raju Metherate, UC Irvine neurophysiology, synaptic physiology of auditory cortex “Towards a first drug treatment for auditory processing disorders; actions of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain” Natural Sciences I Rm 1114 4pm Host:Cait Askew
6/4/2014 Dr. Dan Sanes, NYU auditory science, neural development, and learning “Critical periods for neural and perceptual development” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carol
5/21/2014 Dr. Josh McDermott, MIT psychophysics and computational audition, music perception “Understanding Audition via Sound Analysis and Synthesis” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carolyn
5/7/2014 Dr. Carolina Abdala, USC cochlear physiology and function, aging in peripheral auditory system “Development of Human Cochlear Function” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carol
4/30/2014 Dr. Sunil P. Gandhi, UC Irvine cortical plasticity, connectivity “Reactivating cortical plasticity using inhibitory neuron transplantation” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carolyn
4/23/2014 Dr. Mike Yassa, UC Irvine long term memory, neurodegenerative diseases, aging, imaging “Memory discrimination and the aging brain” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Dr. Raju Metherate
4/16/2014 Dr. Yi Shen, UC Irvine psychophysics “Failures of acoustic communication from target-masker similarity” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Carol
4/2/2014 Dr. George Spirou, West Virginia University neural mechanisms and development of neural circuits for sound localization “Structural Transformations of Neurons and Glia During Neural Circuit Formation” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Minhan
3/19/2014 Dr. Jeffrey Wenstrup, Northeast Ohio Medical University mechanisms of central auditory processing and limbic system “Acoustic Communication and the Emotional Brain:Contextual Modulation of Auditory Responses in the Amygdala” Herklotz Center 4pm Host:Sarah
3/5/2014 Dr. Sarah Bottjer, USC auditory development and learning, neural circuits (cellular and systems level) “Cortico-basal ganglia circuits for developmentally regulated learning” CANCELLED
2/19/2014 Dr. Peter Bremen, UC Irvine spatial sound localization, auditory scene analysis, neurophysiology, psychophysics “Source Segregation by Spectra and Space” Herklotz Center 4pm
2/5/2014 Dr. Allan Ryan, UC San Diego inner/middle ear biology, hair cells, auditory dysfunction “Molecular mechanisms of hair cell damage and fate regulation” Herklotz Center 4pm
1/15/2014 Dr. Edwin Rubel, University of Washington inner ear development, plasticity and pathology, hair cell death, auditory pathway “Dendritic Patterning In Binaural Brainstem Auditory Neurons: What We’ve Learned About Dendritic Plasticity And What We May Learn About Communication Deficits Associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders” SBSG 1517 4pm