Aug
18
Thu
PNC Milestone: Yuki Minai @ Mellon Institute 355. Zoom: https://cmu.zoom.us/j/93262104110?pwd=WkJXZm1yd0V2dUF3MTNFaUpERXh2Zz09
Aug 18 @ 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Presenter: Yuki Minai

Time: 8:30 AM EDT, Thursday 8/18
Location: Mellon Institute 355
Zoom Link: https://cmu.zoom.us/j/93262104110?pwd=WkJXZm1yd0V2dUF3MTNFaUpERXh2Zz09
Meeting ID: 932 6210 4110
Passcode: 907132

Committee:  Dr. Matthew Smith, Dr. Byron Yu, Dr. Robert Gaunt, Dr. Leila Wehbe

Title: 
Spatiotemporal electrical microstimulation for modulating multi-area neuronal activity and behavior



Abstract: 
Brain stimulation has emerged as a crucial scientific and clinical tool. It has been used for artificially controlling brain activity to causally test hypotheses and to treat brain diseases. However, current stimulation approaches cannot flexibly control the pattern of activity in populations of neurons, which limits the applicability of this approach. In this talk, I will present preliminary results characterizing the effect of patterned electrical microstimulation on neural population activity and behavior. These results pave the way toward the development of an electric microstimulation closed loop system to control neural population activity and behavior.

Aug
29
Mon
CNBC BBQ
Aug 29 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Aug
30
Tue
PNC Milestone: Benjamin Richardson @ Location: Mellon Institute 416 or Zoom Link: https://cmu.zoom.us/j/91510842998?pwd=bTF0YXZxSG1HUHNoRVhwTVovaGhSQT09
Aug 30 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Presenter: Ben Richardson

Time: 1 PM ET, Tuesday 8/30

Location: Mellon Institute 416 or
Zoom Link: https://cmu.zoom.us/j/91510842998?pwd=bTF0YXZxSG1HUHNoRVhwTVovaGhSQT09

Title: Using Neural Correlates of Attention to Inform Aided Sound Processing

Committee:  Dr. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Dr. Chris Brown, Dr. Pulkit Grover, Dr. Jana Kainerstorfer

Abstract: 
The brain focuses spatial attention to parse information in a busy, sometimes overwhelming, auditory environment. This allows us to grab information from the sound that is important to us. Our labs use noninvasive brain imaging (fNIRS, EEG) to understand the neural signals that correspond to this process, and how manipulations of sound can improve spatial attention, especially in listeners with hearing loss. My talk will review preliminary fNIRS results demonstrating that delivery of larger-than-life spatial cues corresponds to activity in auditory and attention-related areas.

Sep
9
Fri
CNUP Retreat
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day
Sep
12
Mon
CNBC Brain Bag Series: Fall 2022
Sep 12 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sep
13
Tue
T32 Seminar: Wearable non-invasive brain stimulation as a tool to boost brain vascular function and clearance mechanisms @ https://cmu.zoom.us/j/98074890148?pwd=akRhdnZzdWo1WWJQZTRyL0pxM283UT09
Sep 13 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tue, September 13, 2pm – 3pm

Wearable non-invasive brain stimulation as a tool to boost brain vascular function and clearance mechanisms

Marom Bikson
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The City College of New York of CUNY

Zoom Link: https://cmu.zoom.us/j/98074890148?pwd=akRhdnZzdWo1WWJQZTRyL0pxM283UT09

Sep
19
Mon
CNBC Brain Bag Series: Fall 2022
Sep 19 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sep
26
Mon
CNBC Brain Bag Series: Fall 2022
Sep 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Sep
27
Tue
T32: Seeing the Sound: Optical and Ultrasonic Interfaces for Neuromodulation @ https://cmu.zoom.us/j/98074890148?pwd=akRhdnZzdWo1WWJQZTRyL0pxM283UT09
Sep 27 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Tue, September 27, 2pm – 3pm

Seeing the Sound: Optical and Ultrasonic Interfaces for Neuromodulation

Guosong Hong
Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Stanford University

Zoom Link: https://cmu.zoom.us/j/98074890148?pwd=akRhdnZzdWo1WWJQZTRyL0pxM283UT09

Oct
3
Mon
CNBC Brain Bag Series: Fall 2022
Oct 3 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM