New paper in Neuron - Training Humans to Categorize Monkey Calls: Auditory Feature- and Category-Selective Neural Tuning Changes
GUMC New Release.
NSF New Release.
Workshop Announcement: We're organizing a workshop on Hierarchical Multisensory Integration in Barcelona, Spain, June 18-19, 2017
New paper in Neural Networks - Plug-and-play in computational neuroscience: HMAX meets COVIS
The Journal of Neuroscience - Multivariate Pattern Analysis Reveals Category-Related Organization of Semantic Representations in Anterior Temporal Cortex
New paper in Language, Cognition and Neuroscience - Evidence for rapid localist plasticity in the ventral visual stream: the example of words, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience
New paper in NeuroImage - Uncovering phonological and orthographic selectivity across the reading network using fMRI-RA
GUMC News Release.
Blog post on Psychology Today.
Featured in Scientific American.
New paper in the Journal of Neuroscience - There Is a “U” in Clutter: Evidence for Robust Sparse Codes Underlying Clutter Tolerance in Human Vision.
Maxlab selected to showcase NSF-funded research on Capitol Hill.
New paper in the Journal of Neuroscience - Adding Words to the Brain's Visual Dictionary: Novel Word Learning Selectively Sharpens Orthographic Representations in the VWFA.
GUMC News Release.
Inside Science and
New paper in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience - Time Course of Shape and Category Selectivity Revealed by EEG Rapid Adaptation
New Paper in Journal of Neuroscience - Individual Variability in Location Impacts Orthographic Selectivity in the “Visual Word Form Area” (GUMC news release).
New Paper in Journal of Neuroscience - Automatic Phoneme Category Selectivity in the Dorsal Auditory Stream.
New Paper in NeuroImage: Clinical - A quantitative link between face discrimination deficits and neuronal selectivity for faces in autism (GUMC news release).
Journal of Neuroscience - Functional Correlates of the Auditory "What" Hierarchy
Mark Chevillet defended his thesis with distinction on May 20. Congratulations, soon-to-be Dr. Chevillet!
Prefrontal Cortex Activity during Flexible Categorization. The Journal of Neuroscience, June 23, 2010, 30(25):8519-8528
Laurie Glezer, MAXLAB's first graduate student, defended her thesis ("Investigating the Neural Code for Single-Word Reading") with distinction on December 17. Congratulations, soon-to-be Dr. Glezer!
Task effects, performance levels, features, configurations, and holistic face processing: A reply to Rossion. Acta Psychologica 2009 Nov;132(3):286-92.
Book Chapter: Object categorization in man, monkey, and machine: some answers and some open questions. Cambridge University Press 2009.
A visual word dictionary in the brain! Read all about it in Neuron. We also made the cover!
Three of the nine SFN abstracts featured by the GUMC News Office were from our group (out of more than 100 total submitted by Georgetown groups to the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting). Go, maxlab!
A Model of V4 Shape Selectivity and Invariance: [ Paper in J Neurophys ]
Appearance Isn't Everything: News on Object Representation in Cortex (Preview for Paper by Mahon et al. ) [ Preview in Neuron ]
fMRI study elucidates neural mechanisms underlying perceptual and
category learning in humans: [ Paper in Neuron ] [ GUMC News release ]
- "Wir kennen uns doch." SZ Wissen, December 2007 (in German).
- "Kennen wir uns?" Gehirn und Geist, November 2007 [ pdf ] (in German).
- fMRI study elucidates neural mechanisms underlying perceptual and category learning in humans. GUMC news release, March 14, 2007
- Erkenntnis über das Erkennen. Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 17, 2006. [ pdf ] (German).
- Is the Brain Wired for Faces? New Research Shows Specific Mechanisms May Not Exist for Facial Recognition. GUMC news release, April 6, 2006.
- Building a Better Model of the Brain. GUMC feature, November 2005.
- GUMC Professor Receives Major Federal Grant. The Hoya, September 16, 2005.
- Computing: the interplay of biology and information technology is transforming
how and why computing is done. Technology Review, October 2003. [ pdf
- MIT Researchers
Find Individual Brain Cells 'tuned' to Entire Categories of Information:
Monkeys Learn to See Differences between Cats and Dogs. MIT News Release,January 11, 2001.
the Brain: Cat or Dog? During Quizzes, Monkeys Show How Fast They Learn
the Difference. MSNBC, January, 2001.