Recent Submissions

  • Building a state space for song learning 

    Mackevicius, Emily Lambert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Song learning circuitry is thought to operate using a unique representation of each moment within each song syllable. Distinct timestamps for each moment in the song have been observed in the premotor cortical nucleus HVC, ...
  • Emotion as information : inferring the unobserved causes of others' emotional expressions 

    Wu, Yang, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Research in the domain of cognitive science has tended to neglect emotions. In my thesis, I take several steps to fill this gap by looking at people's representation of emotions, and its connection to other representations ...
  • Dopaminergic modulation of prefrontal cortex subpopulations 

    Vander Weele, Caitlin Miya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
    Despite abundant evidence that dopamine modulates medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) activity to mediate diverse behavioral functions, the precise circuit computations remain elusive. One potentially unifying theoretical model ...

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