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Some Recent Publications

Topics range from plasticity in GABA circuits to how worms eat.

A Modality-Specific Feedforward Component of Choice-Related Activity in MT.

Smolyanskaya A, Haefner RM, Lomber SG, Born RT.

QnAs with Hopi Hoekstra

To honor Hopi's 2015 Richard Lounsberry Award from the National Academy of Sciences, PNAS questioned Hopi about her research and achievements.

A Convergent and Essential Interneuron Pathway for Mauthner-Cell-Mediated Escapes.

Lacoste AM, Schoppik D, Robson DN, Haesemeyer M, Portugues R, Li JM, Randlett O, Wee CL, Engert F, Schier AF.

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