Innovative Research Grants (IRG) Award Recipients

KIBM is now in our tenth year of granting awards for innovative research, especially research focused on ideas that bridge brain and mind organization levels, with the goal of stimulating testing hypotheses for which no standard funding stream is available. Preference is given to collaborative proposals, those representing several disciplines and/or laboratories and for projects that catalyze new collaborative research. Another goal of this program is to generate preliminary data leading to new grant funding from other agencies.

2017-2018

Development of Nanobody-Evolved Optical Neuropeptide Sensors (NEONS) [$50,000]
Matthew Banghart, UCSD Neurobiology
Geoffrey Chang, UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Department of Pharmacology

Neuro-Clear: Transparent Graphene Arrays for Multimodal Probing of Brain Circuits [$50,000]
Duygu Kuzum, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Takaki Komiyama, UCSD Neurobiology and Neurosciences

Deciphering the olfactory map with a novel optogenetic tool [$50,000]
Chih-Ying Su, UCSD Neurobiology
Dhruv Grover, UCSD KIBM
Ralph Greenspan, UCSD Neurobiology and Cognitive Science

Thinking Vision: Causal Study of Figure-Ground Segregation as Probabilistic Inference Using Optogenetics [$50,000]
Tom P. Franken, Salk Institute
John H. Reynolds, Salk Institute
Edward M. Callaway, Salk Institute
Ralf M. Haefner, University of Rochester
Pieter R. Roelfsema, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Bridging Structure and Function with Neural Oscillations in iPSC-derived Cortical Organoids [$50,000]
Bradley Voytek, UCSD Cognitive Science
Alysson Muotri, UCSD Pediatrics and Cellular & Molecular Medicine
Richard Gao, UCSD Cognitive Science
Tunmise Olayinka, UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program

Testing the Vocal-Vagal Hypothesis [$45,000]
Pamela Reinagel, UCSD Neurobiology
Timothy Gentner, UCSD Psychology and Neurobiology
Eric Bakovic, UCSD Linguistics
Anna Mai, UCSD Linguistics
Linda Hill, UCSD Family Medicine & Public Health

Using machine learning to identify stress-related neural networks [$45,000]
Chen-Min Yeh, Salk Institute
Alex Lang, Salk Institute
Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute
Shrek Chalasani, Salk Institute
Alex Groisman, UCSD Physics

A highly sensitive red light activated gene switch for optically guided transsynaptic viral tracers [$50,000]
Phillip Kyriakakis, UCSD Bioengineering
Todd Coleman, UCSD Bioengineering
Daniel Gibbs, UCSD Neurosciences
Teresa Grider, UCSD Neurosciences

Does better discrimination reduce learning latency? [$50,000]
Shyam Srinivasan, UCSD KIBM
Dhruv Grover, UCSD KIBM
Massimo Vergassola, UCSD Physics

Investigating the roots of agency in the fly brain [$50,000]
Sophie Aimon, Salk Institute
Ralph Greenspan, UCSD Neurobiology and Cognitive Science
Alex Lang, Salk Institute
Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute

 

 

2016-2017

Decoding sensorymotor neural signals for vocal communication [$50,000]
Ezequiel Arneodo, UCSD BioCircuits Institute
Tim Gentner, UCSD Psychology
Vikash Gilja, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gert Cauwenberghs, UCSD Bioengineering

How fly olfactory receptor neurons respond to odor mixtures [$50,000]
Charles F. Stevens, UCSD KIBM, Salk Institute
Chih-Ying Su, UCSD Division of Biological Sciences

A window into the mind: Monitoring whole-brain activity with single cell resolution in freely behaving fruit flies [$50,000]
Dhruv Grover, UCSD KIBM
Takeo Katsuki, UCSD KIBM
Ralph J. Greenspan, UCSD Neurobiology and Cognitive Science
Pamela Cosman, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Zhaowei Liu, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering

Systems- and Synaptic-Level Overcoupling in Major Depressive Disorder [$50,000]
Tam Tran, UCSD Neurosciences
Sage Aronson, UCSD Neurosciences
Bradley Voytek, UCSD, Cognitive Science
Roberto Malinow, UCSD Neurobiology and Neurosciences

Amplifying Cognitive Sets: A Chemogenetic Approach to Strengthening Ensemble Firing Patterns of the Basal Forebrain [$50,000]
Douglas A. Nitz, UCSD Cognitive Science
James Conner, UCSD Neurobiology
Alyssa Lundgren, UCSD Cognitive Science
Andrew Alexander, UCSD Cognitive Science

Structural Neuroplasticity of Identified Microcircuits Investigated by Novel EM Probe Technology [$50,000]
Daniela Boassa, UCSD NCMIR, CRBS
Davide Dulcis, UCSD Psychiatry
Benedetto Romoli, UCSD Psychiatry

Exploring the role of network pruning in cellular differentiation [$50,000]
Saket Navlakha, Salk Institute
Gerald Pao, Salk Institute
Manching Ku, Salk Institute

Developing Deep In-Vivo Two-Photon Ca2+ Imaging to Study Temporal Pattern Separation [$38,000]
Matthew Shtrahman, Salk Institute, UCSD Neurosciences
Fred Gage, Salk Institute

Neural Mechanisms for the Perception of Motion in Natural Environments [$50,000]
Thomas D. Albright, Salk Institute
Tatyana Sharpee, Salk Institute

A Neurobehavioral Foundation for Affective Computing: Rat-Robot Brain-Computer Interfaces For Dynamic Interaction [$25,000]
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science
Virginia de Sa, UCSD Cognitive Science
Laleh Quinn, UCSD Cognitive Science
Eric Leonardis, UCSD Cognitive Science
Ramesh Maddula, UCSD Computer Science

Relapse at the intersection of addiction and neurogenesis: Using a novel behavioral paradigm to assess the role of pattern separation in ethanol relapse [$25,000]
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science
Fred Gage, Salk Institute
Pai-Kai Huang, UCSD Cognitive Science
Eunice Mejia, Salk Institute

 

 

2015-2016

Persistence of memory: a role for non-neuronal cells [$50,000]
Antonio Pinto-Duarte, Salk Institute
Xin Wang, Salk Institute
Shyam Srinivasan, UCSD KIBM
Terry J. Sejnowski, Salk Institute and UCSD Neurobiology

Development of a nano-robotic toolkit for ultrahigh precision neuron targeting and manipulation [$50,000]
Peichao Li, Salk Institute
Joseph Wang, UCSD Nanoengineering
Jinxing Li, UCSD Nanoengineering
Edward Callaway, Salk Institute
Espoir M. Kyubwa, Salk Institute and UCSD Bioengineering
Berta Esteban Fernández de Ávila, UCSD Nanoengineering
Wenjuan Liu, UCSD Nanoengineering
Tianlong Li, UCSD Nanoengineering
Isaac Rozen, UCSD Nanoengineering

Reconciling Mnemonic and Spatial Functions of the Hippocampus in Marmoset [$50,000]
Samuel U. Nummela, UCSD Psychology
Cory Miller, UCSD Psychology
John Wixted, UCSD Psychology
Jill Leutgeb, UCSD Neurobiology

The impact of literacy on cognition and language processing as revealed by a unique sample of nonliterate older adults [$50,000]
Marta Kutas, UCSD Cognitive Science
Hsu-Wen Huang, National Taiwan Normal University
Kara Federmeier, University of Illinois
Elizabeth Stine-Morrow, University of Illinois

Finding parallels: the role of the subiculum in neural encoding of object-environment alignment [$50,000]
Jacob M. Olson, UCSD Cognitive Science
Douglas Nitz, UCSD Cognitive Science
Bradley Voytek, UCSD Cognitive Science

Illuminating the bridge between body and mind: Optical sensing and modulation of interoceptive information from the vagus nerve [$50,000]
Todd Coleman, UCSD Bioengineering
Marcelo Aguilar-Rivera, UCSD Bioengineering
Phillip Kyriakakis, UCSD Bioengineering
Laleh K. Quinn, UCSD Cognitive Science
Andrea A. Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science

Beyond the Connectome: How Non-Synaptic Neuronal Mechanisms Modulate Circuit and Behavior [$50,000]
Chih-Ying Su, UCSD Neurobiology
Mark H. Ellisman, UCSD Neurosciences and NCMIR

A price paid by being Human? Finding the natural selection signals of polygenic risk for severe psychiatric illness and their contributions to brain morphology [$50,000]
Chun Chieh Fan, UCSD Cognitive Science
Terry L. Jernigan, UCSD Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, and Radiology
Anders M. Dale, UCSD Radiology, Neurosciences, and Cognitive Science
Zhuowen Tu, UCSD Cognitive Science and CSE
Vineet Bafna, UCSD CSE

Sonogenetics - a novel, non-invasive approach to manipulating neuronal activity [$50,000]
Sreekanth Chalasani, Salk Institute
Daniel Gibbs, UCSD Neurosciences
Stuart Ibsen, Salk Institute

Engineering novel molecular tools to manipulate neuropeptide signaling [$50,000]
Kenta Asahina, Salk Institute
Byungkook Lim, UCSD Neurobiology

 

 

2014-2015

An fMRI Experiment on How the Brain Understands Violence [$30,000]
James Fowler, UCSD Political Science
Martin Paulus, UCSD Psychiatry

"A-HA!" A Novel Behavioral Paradigm and Proposed Neural Mechanism of Spatial Insights in Rats [$30,000]
Andrew Alexander, UCSD Cognitive Science
Douglas Nitz, UCSD Cognitive Science
Jeffrey Krichmar, UC Irvine Cognitive Science

Novel Technique to Regulate Synaptic Weight in Neural Circuits [$30,000]
Yimin Zou, UCSD Neurobiology
Stefan Leutgeb, UCSD Neurobiology

Probing the Mind of Mating Flies: The Neuronal Mechanisms of Behavioral Exclusivity During Drosophila Sexual Behavior [$30,000]
Ralph Greenspan, UCSD Neurobiology and Cognitive Science
Takeo Katsuki, UCSD KIBM
Jurgen Schulze, UCSD Qualcomm Institute
Donald Pfaff, Rockefeller University

Light Controlled Gene Expression by Flexible Opto-electronics [$30,000]
Todd Coleman, UCSD Bioengineering
Gentry Patrick, UCSD Neurobiology
Marianne Catanho, UCSD Bioengineering
Lara Dozier, UCSD Neurobiology
Nicole Hoffner, UCSD Bioengineering

The Basal Ganglia and Language: Investigations into Syntactic Processing in Parkinson's Patients [$30,000]
Mieko Ueno, UCSD Cognitive Science
Marta Kutas, UCSD Cognitive Science and Neurosciences
Irene Litvan, UCSD Neurosciences
Laura Kemmer, Pacific Lutheran University
Shugo Suwazono, Okinawa Hospital

Informing Genome-Wide Association Analyses with Patterns of DNA Methylation to Identify SNPs Associated with Variability in Prefrontal Structure, Executive Function and Schizophrenia [$30,000]
Christopher Keown, UCSD Cognitive Science
Terry Jernigan, UCSD Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, and Radiology
Anders Dale, UCSD Neurosciences, Radiology, and Psychiatry
Eran Mukamel, UCSD Cognitive Science
Wesley Thompson, UCSD Psychiatry

Extracting Principles of Random Maps from Frog Olfactory Systems [$30,000]
Shyam Srinivasan, UCSD KIBM
Charles Stevens, Salk Institute and UCSD KIBM
Christopher Kintner, Salk Institute

A Novel Test of the Grounded Cognition Hypothesis in Grapheme-Color Synesthetes [$30,000]
Ben Amsel, UCSD Cognitive Science
Marta Kutas, UCSD Cognitive Science
Seana Coulson, UCSD Cognitive Science

Be Still Thy Fluttering Heart: Using the Interoceptive System to Understand Social Responding to a Novel Animat Social Neuroscience Tool [$30,000]
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science
Laleh Quinn, UCSD Cognitive Science
Janet Wiles, University of Queensland
Todd Coleman, UCSD Bioengineering

 

 

2013-2014

Socially Situated Neuroscience: Creating a socially navigating autonomous rat as a novel tool for assessing social influences on neuronal function [$30,000]
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science
Laleh Quinn, UCSD Cognitive Science
Janet Wiles, School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland

Left to Its Own Devices: Is Left Hemispheric Specialization for Speech Special? [$30,000]
Carson Dance, UCSD Cognitive Science
Gedeon Deák, UCSD Cognitive Science
Sarah Creel, UCSD Cognitive Science

Synaptic mechanisms for natural signal integration [$30,000]
Timothy Gentner, UCSD Psychology
Massimo Scanziani, UCSD Neurobiology
Krista Perks, UCSD Neurosciences

Dissecting the pathways of action sequence learning: From multisite optogenetics to computational models [$30,000]
Xin Jin, Salk Institute, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Jason Klug, Salk Institute, Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
David Peterson, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Terry Sejnowski, Salk Institute, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory

How rats decide to decide [$30,000]
Pamela Reinagel, UCSD Neurobiology
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science
Pai-Kai Huang, UCSD Cognitive Science

The Perception of Facial Expressions: The Influence of Presence on Spontaneous Mimicry and Neural Activity [$30,000]
Ayse P. Saygin, UCSD Cognitive Science
Piotr Winkielman, UCSD Psychology
Galit Hofree, UCSD Psychology
Burcu A. Urgen, UCSD Cognitive Science

Development of a novel and innovative electrochemical biosensor for the detection of zeptomolar changes to nicotine-induced biomarkers in NG2 cells [$30,000]
Joseph Wang, UCSD Nanoengineering
Danielle John, UCSD Neurobiology
Aoife O’Mahony, UCSD Nanoengineering

A Broadly Distributed Memory Signal in Neurons of the Human Hippocampus [$30,000]
John Wixted, UCSD Psychology
Larry Squire, UCSD Psychiatry, Neurosciences, and Psychology
Peter Steinmetz, Barrow Neurological Institute

 

 

2012-2013

Developing marmosets as a model for visual neuroscience and optogenetics research [$29,550]
Jude F. Mitchell, Salk Institute
John H. Reynolds, Salk Institute
Cory T. Miller, UCSD Psychology

Effect of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure on Dopamine Expression and Reward- Seeking/Addictive behaviors [$30,000]
Davide Dulcis, UCSD Neurobiology
Nicholas Spitzer, UCSD Neurobiology
Darwin Berg, UCSD Neurobiology
Adrian Lozada, UCSD Neurobiology
Melanie Kucharksi, UCSD Neurobiology

Dolphin Social Attention in a Fission/Fusion Ecology [$30,000]
Edwin Hutchins, UCSD Cognitive Science
Christine Johnson, UCSD Cognitive Science
John Hildebrand, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Remembering to control yourself: Parsing brain networks for self-control using simultaneous EEG and fMRI [$30,000]
Jan R. Wessel, UCSD Psychology
Adam R. Aron, UCSD Psychology
Thomas T. Liu, UCSD Radiology

The application of resting state fMRI and EEG coherence to a mouse model of a neurodevelopmental disorder [$30,040]
David N. Lieberman, UCSD Neurosciences
Jeanne Townsend, UCSD Neurosciences and Cognitive Science
Jonathan Bui, UCSD Neurosciences

I see what you're saying: Testing a multisensory learning paradigm for speech-in-noise comprehension [$30,000]
Thomas P. Urbach, UCSD Cognitive Science
Marta Kutas, UCSD Cognitive Science and Neurosciences

Pediatric neural architecture of polygenic risk for dyslexia [$29,988]
Andrew J. Schork, UCSD Cognitive Science
Anders Dale, UCSD Radiology, Neurosciences, and Psychiatry
Terry Jernigan, UCSD Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, and Radiology
Wesley Thompson, UCSD Psychiatry
Ole Andreassen, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Oslo University Hospital and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

Real-time EEG analysis for improving memory [$30,722]
Virginia de Sa, UCSD Cognitive Science
Eunho Noh, UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marta Kutas, UCSD Cognitive Science
Tim Curran, University of Colorado, Boulder Psychology
Grit Herzmann, University of Colorado, Boulder Psychology

The development of neural language processing after childhood [$30,000]
Rachel I. Mayberry, UCSD Linguistics
Naja Ferjan Ramirez, UCSD Linguistics
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology
Matt Leonard, UCSD Radiology

Dissociating multi-voxel activation patterns of spatial and temporal episodic memory using high spatial resolution fMRI with advanced distortion correction [$30,000]
Emilie Reas, UCSD Neurosciences
James Brewer, UCSD Radiology and Neurosciences
John Serences, UCSD Psychology
Anders Dale, UCSD Neurosciences, Radiology, and Cognitive Science

 

 

2011-2012

Encoding Behavioral Experience Within Highly Specific Neuronal Circuits in the Brain: Structural and Electrophysiological Mechanisms Underlying Learning [$30,000]
Mark H. Tuszynski, UCSD Neurosciences
Massimo Scanziani, UCSD Neurobiology

Neural Correlates of Individual Differences in Compassion and Empathy in Aging [$30,000]
Lisa T. Eyler, UCSD Psychiatry
Colin Depp, UCSD Psychiatry
Shahrokh Golshan, UCSD Psychiatry
Dilip Jeste, UCSD Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Barton Palmer, UCSD Psychiatry
Wesley Thompson, UCSD Psychiatry
Mary Devereaux, UCSD Bioethics
Philippe Goldin, Stanford Psychology
Lawrence Palinkas, UCSD Medicine and USC Social Work

Interneurons As Clock-Free Regulators of Neural Information Transfer [$30,000]
Douglas Nitz, UCSD Cognitive Science
Janet Wiles, University of Queensland, Australia

Cortical Plasticity of Body Representations Following Tool Use [$30,122]
Luke Miller, UCSD Cognitive Science
Ayse P. Saygin, UCSD Cognitive Science
Matthew Longo, Birkbeck College, University of London

Computational, Behavioral, and Functional Anatomical Basis for Receptive Visual Processing of Emotional and Cultural Information of Human Faces [$30,230]
Frank Haist, UCSD Psychiatry
Marian Bartlett, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Maha Adamo, UCSD Center for Human Development
Joshua Susskind, UCSD Institute for Neural Computation
Kang Lee, University of Toronto and Zhejang Science & Technical University, China

Event-Related Brain Potential Measures of the Acquisition of Grammatical Constraints [$30,000]
Marta Kutas, UCSD Cognitive Science and Neurosciences
Farrell Ackerman, UCSD Linguistics
Jeremy Boyd, University of Illinois Psychology

Novel Role of Glia in Brain Function: Modulation of Gamma Oscillations [$30,000]
Stephen Heinemann, Salk Institute
Hosuk Sean Lee, Salk Institute
Antonio Pinto-Duarte, Salk Institute
Xin Wang, Salk Institute
Terrence Sejnowski, Salk Institute
Amanda Roberts, Scripps Research Institute

Anatomical Connections Among Neuronal Circuits [$30,000]
William Kristan, UCSD Neurobiology
Mark Ellisman, UCSD Neurosciences
Jason Pipkin, UCSD Neurosciences
Eric A. Bushong, UCSD Neurosciences

 

 

2010-2011

From Single Neurons to Perception: Theoretical Principles and Neuronal Mechanisms [$30,000]
Thomas D. Albright, Salk Institute
Sergei Gepshtein, Salk Institute

Babbling Baby Neurons in the Dentate Gyrus [$30,000]
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science
Fred Gage, Salk Institute
Janet Wiles, University of Queensland
Laleh Quinn, UCSD Cognitive Science
Lara Rangel, UCSD Neurosciences

Development and Plasticity of Medical Entorhinal Cortex-Hippocampus Spatial Maps [$30,000]
Stefan Leutgeb, UCSD Neurobiology
Yimin Zou, UCSD Neurobiology

Population Codes with Natural Stimuli in Primary Visual Cortex [$30,000]
Ian Nauhaus, Salk Institute
Ed Callaway, Salk Institute
Kristina Nielsen, Salk Institute
Tatyana Sharpee, Salk Institute

Is Seeing Believing? Examining the Role of Cortico-cortical Feedback for Perception [$30,000]
Hendrikje Nienborg, Salk Institute
Ed Callaway, Salk Institute
John Reynolds, Salk Institute
Ali Cetin, Salk Institute
John Curtis, Salk Institute

Spatio-temporal Neuroimaging of Conscious and Non-conscious Visual Processing [$30,000]
Michael Pitts, UCSD Neurosciences
Steven Hillyard, UCSD Neurosciences
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology, Neurosciences, and Psychiatry

Exploring Human - Chimpanzee Neuronal Differences Using Pluripotent Stem Cells [$33,545]
Katerina Semendeferi, UCSD Anthropology
Alysson Muotri, UCSD School of Medicine
Fred Gage, Salk Institute

Neurohistological Analysis of the Brains of Two Memory-impaired Patients (EP and AB) [$30,000]
Larry R. Squire, San Diego VA Healthcare System and Psychiatry, UCSD Psychology and Neurosciences
Jacopo Annese, UCSD Radiology
David Amaral, UC Davis Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, M.I.N.D. Institute

 

 

2008-2009

Exploring the Function of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis: A Neuronal Activity Analysis [$30,000]
Fred H. Gage, Salk Institute
Wei Deng, Salk Institute
Michael Saxe, Salk Institute
James B. Aimone, Salk Institute
Mark Mayford, Scripps Research Institute

The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Bilingual Lexical Representation [$30,000]
Matthew Leonard, UCSD Cognitive Science
Jeffrey Elman, UCSD Cognitive Science
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology
Timothy Brown, UCSD Psychiatry
Katherine Travis, UCSD Neurosciences
Rachel Mayberry, UCSD Linguistics

Functional Consequences of the Attentional Enhancement of Gamma Oscillatory Activity [$30,000]
Stephani Otte, UCSD Neuroscience
Andrea Hasenstaub, Salk Institute
Takuma Mori, Salk Institute
Ed Callaway, Salk Institute
Emily Anderson, Salk Institute
John Reynolds, Salk Institute

Developmental Changes in the Cortical Dynamics of Semantic Processing [$30,000]
Tim Brown, UCSD Psychiatry
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology
Doris Trauner, UCSD Neurosciences
Anders Dale, UCSD Neurosciences

Joint Attention and the Neural Correlates of Word Learning in Human Infants [$30,000]
Katherine Travis, UCSD Neurosciences
Jeffrey Elman, UCSD Cognitive Science
Timothy Brown, UCSD Psychiatry
Anders Dale, UCSD Radiology
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology
Mingxiong Huang, UCSD Radiology
Megan Curran, UCSD Cognitive Science

Towards a Rat Model of Blindsight [$30,000]
Pamela Reinagel, UCSD Biology

Relating Specific Neuronal Network Structure and Function to Perceptual Experience in vivo [$30,000]
James Marshel, UCSD Neurosciences
Ed Callaway, Salk Institute
Takuma Mori, Salk Institute
Kristina Nielsen, Salk Institute

Brain Mechanisms of Multisensory Perceptual Learning [$30,000]
Gene R. Stoner, Salk Institute
Ladan Shams, UCLA

Semantic Categorization in the Ventral Stream: Investigating the 'Tool' Category with fMRI and EEG in Awake Non-human Primates [$30,000]
Tom Albright, Salk Institute
Ricardo Gil-da-Costa, Salk Institute
Jeng-Ren Duann, UCSD Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
Tzyy-Ping Jung, UCSD Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience

The Evolutionary Forerunners of Consciousness [$39,450]
Patricia S. Churchland, UCSD Philosophy
Ralph Greenspan, UCSD KIBM

 

 

2007-2008

A Neuroimaging Investigation of the Component Processes of Recognition Memory [$27,900]
John Wixted, UCSD Psychology
Peter Wais, UCSD Psychology

Exploring the Behavioral Consequences of Neurogenesis in Dentate Gyrus [$9,006]
Janet Wiles, University of Queensland
Fred Gage, Salk Institute
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science

Disruption of the Balance Between Self-Control and Impulsivity in Stimulant Users: How Processing Time in the Brain Affects Decision Making [$30,000]
Martin Paulus, UCSD Psychiatry
Marc Wittmann, UCSD Psychiatry

Molecular Conservation in the Hippocampus of Vertebrates [$30,000]
Harvey J. Karten, UCSD Neurosciences
Ethan Bier, UCSD Cell and Developmental Biology

Joint Attention and the Neural Correlates of Word Learning in Human Infants [$30,000]
Katie Travis, UCSD Neurosciences
Jeffrey Elman, UCSD Cognitive Science
Eric Halgren, UCSD Radiology
Anders Dale, UCSD Radiology
Tim Brown, UCSD Psychiatry
Mingxiong Huang, UCSD Radiology
Elizabeth Redcay, UCSD Cognitive Science
Matthew Leonard, UCSD Cognitive Science

From Sounds to Songs: A Dynamical Systems Approach to Sensorimotor Transformations in Vocal Communication [$30,000]
Timothy Gentner, UCSD Psychology
Henry Abarbanel, UCSD Physics, Scripps Research Institute

Neural Basis of Metaphorical Abstraction: A Functional Magnetic Resonancestudy of Ego-Reference-Point Spatial Construals of Time [$33,300]
Rafael Nunez, UCSD Cognitive Science
Ruey-Song Huang, Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
Martin Sereno, UCSD Cognitive Science

A New Approach to Exploring Hippocampal Function. Evaluating Encoding, Storage and Retrieval Using Reversible Lesions [$29,823]
Robert E. Clark, UCSD Psychiatry
Larry R. Squire, UCSD Psychiatry, VAMCSD

Identifying Structural Neural Correlates during Sleep Memory Consolidation [$30,000]
Philip Low, Salk Institute
Terrence J. Sejnowski, Salk Institute and UCSD Neurobiology
Fred H. Gage, UCSD Neurosciences

A Study of Normal Infants and Infants at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) [$30,000]
Karen Dobkins, UCSD Psychology
Vivian Ciaramitaro, UCSD Psychology

Relating Specific Neuronal Network Structure and Function to Perceptual Experience In Vivo [$30,000]
James Mashel, Salk Institute
Ed Callaway, Salk Institute
David Lyon, Salk Institute
Ian Wickersham, Salk Institute

Exploring the Neural Basis of Visual Perception [$30,000]
Anirvan Ghosh, UCSD Neurobiology
Massimo Scanziani, UCSD Neurobiology

 

 

2006-2007

Neural correlates of social referencing in children with autism [$30,000]
Leslie Carver, UCSD Psychology
Karen Dobkins, UCSD Psychology
Aubyn Stahmer, UCSD Psychology

Developing adaptive minds: Neural and behavioral dynamics of cognitive flexibility in childhood [$32,220]
Gedeon Deak, UCSD Cognitive Science
Nicholas J. Cepeda, UCSD Psychology
Rita Ceponiene, UCSD Center for Research in Language
Alan Lincoln, San Diego Center for Autism Research
Jeanne Townsend, UCSD Neurosciences

A new look at the workings of the visual system: from retinal output to dyslexia [$28,045]
Rita Ceponiene, UCSD Center for Research in Language
Robert Galambos, UCSD Neurosciences
Angela Ballantyne, UCSD Neurosciences
Jeanne Townsend, UCSD Neurosciences
Beverly Wulfeck, UCSD Center for Research in Language

Lesion-symptom mapping and pragmatic language comprehension [$29,700]
Seana Coulson, UCSD Cognitive Science
Nina Dronkers, Martinez VA Hospital
Suzanne Moineau, UCSD Center for Research in Language

Does sleep require a brain? [$39,100]
Ralph Greenspan, San Diego Neurosciences Institute

Overcoming overlearning [$31,300]
Mathew D. McCubbins, UCSD Political Science
Seana Coulson, UCSD Cognitive Science
Darren Schreiber, UCSD Political Science

Is the thalamus the gatekeeper of sensory awareness? [$30,000]
Pamela Reinagel, UCSD Neurobiology
Philip Meier, UCSD Computational Neurobiology
Erik Flister, UCSD Computational Neurobiology

Neural substrates of socio-emotional processing: from evolution and development to pathology [$35,000]
Katerina Semendeferi, UCSD Anthropology
Eric Courchesne, UCSD Neurosciences
Lisa Stefanacci, Salk Institute and UCSD Psychiatry

The cross-race effect: Testing the configural processing superiority hypothesis [$30,300]
Frank Haist, UCSD Psychiatry
Joan Stiles, UCSD Cognitive Science
Kang Lee, UCSD Psychology
Hongchuan Zhang, UCSD Psychology
Zhiying Long, UCSD Psychiatry
Deborah Weiss, UCSD Center for Human Development
Sarah Noonan, Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

 

 

2005-2006

The Measurement of Neurotransmitters and Single Cell Recordings during Tasks from Awake Patients Undergoing Brain Surgery [$30,000]
Robert J. Buchanan, UCSD Surgery
Ron Kuczenski, UCSD Psychiatry and Neurosciences
Ann M. Graybiel, MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Reseach
Larry Squire, UCSD Neurosciences

A Pilot Proposal For Investigating The Role of The Amygdala in Social Cognition Across Animals [$41,765]
Andrea Chiba, UCSD Cognitive Science

How a Neuron Becomes a Mirror in the Developing Brain: An Electrophysiological Study [$34,623]
Rita Ceponiene, UCSD Center for Research in Language

Psychophysical Studies of the Magnocellular and Dorsal Stream as a Phenotypic Marker for Autism Spectrum Disorders [$28,893]
Karen Dobkins, UCSD Psychology
Joe McCleery, UCSD Psychology

Molecular Genetic Characterization Of the Lesch Nyhan Disease – A Cognitive and Behavioral Disorder [$29,600]
Theodore Friedmann, UCSD Pediatrics

Neurogenesis in Dentate Gyrus: A Computational Exploration [$30,000]
Fred Gage, Salk Institute
James B. Aimone, Salk Institute
Janet Wiles, Salk Institute

Generation of a Novel Inducible Silencing System in Mice to Explore the Role of GABAergic Activity in Brain Development and Function [$30,000]
Anirvan Ghosh, UCSD Neurobiology
Massimo Scanziani, UCSD Neurobiology

Relating Functional and Physical Long-Distance Connectivity in Development [$30,280]
John Lewis, UCSD Cognitive Science
Jeanne Townsend, UCSD Neurosciences
Marissa Westerfield, Institute for Neural Computation
Scott Makeig, Institute for Neural Computation
Larry Frank, UCSD Radiology

Brain Dynamics and Motor Control [$30,000]
Howard Poizner, Institute for Neural Computation
Terrence Sejnowski, Salk Institute
Scott Makeig, Institute for Neural Computation

Exploring Consciousness in Blindsight and Hypnosis [$30,000]
V.S. Ramachandran, UCSD Psychology

Investigating Human Brain Responses to the Movements and Actions of Humanoid Robots and Androids [$33,555]
Ayse P. Saygin, UCSD Cognitive Science
Javier Movellan, Institute for Neural Computation
Martin Sereno, UCSD Cognitive Science

Cortical Models of Fluid Intelligence [$5,850]
Terrence Sejnowski, Salk Institute
Denise Garlick, Registered Nurse