Neural circuits controlling the selection and persistence of sensory information - Tirin Moore

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Monday, February 25, 2019
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5:10pm to 7:30pm PST
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Stanford Center for Mind, Brain, Computation and Technology
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Tirin Moore

Stanford University


The processing and retention of sensory input is influenced by a number of endogenous factors, such as arousal, motivation, and cognitive control. These factors appear to constrain the sensory information guiding adaptive behavior. This lecture will discuss recent evidence on the neural circuits involved in the modulation, filtering and persistence of sensory information and their relation to basic cognitive functions such as attention and working-memory. Evidence from a range of model systems and approaches will be discussed, as well as relevance to mental disorders. 

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Related papers

[1] Moore T. and Zirnsak M. (2017). Neural mechanisms of selective visual attention. Annual Review of Psychology. 68:47–72. doi: 10.1146/annurev-psych-122414-033400.

[2] Engel TA, Steinmetz NA, Gieselmann MA, Thiele A, Moore T, Boahen K. (2016). Selective modulation of cortical state during spatial attention. Science. 354(6316): 1140-1144. doi: 10.1126/science.aag1420.