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Psychological and Brain Sciences BCN Area Brown Bag - Darcy Diesburg, Graduate Student

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:30pm
Psychological and Brain Sciences Building

Toward a Mechanistic Understanding of Human Inhibitory Control

Darcy Diesburg

In this practice post-doctoral job talk, I will summarize the research I’ve conducted during my graduate career on a fronto-basal ganglia (FBg) network that underlies human motor and cognitive control, namely: the FBg’s recruitment following infrequent stimuli, the inhibitory role of subcortical and cortical beta bursts in this network, and causal perturbations of FBg with transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation. I’ll discuss potential future directions for post-doctoral research, such as using biophysical computational modeling approaches to gain insight into the neuronal mechanisms that produce beta bursts, and explain how that research fits within my broader career goals of using mechanistic insight to bolster cognitive theory in control. 


For those that wish to join virtually here is a zoom link: