The research proposed for this award will examine how spatial attention modulates cortical circuit activity in the eariy visual system. The proposed studies link the candidate's scientific bacl

Public Health Relevance

Understanding the function of cortical circuits in the brain has Important implications for understanding, treating, and educating people with conditions of debilitating brain disorganization. Elucidating the mechanisms of visual attention at cellular and circuit levels will advance knowledge of human cognition allowing for improvements in disease prevention and treatment and in the quality of human life.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Eye Institute (NEI)
Type
Research Transition Award (R00)
Project #
5R00EY018683-04
Application #
8267025
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (NSS)
Program Officer
Steinmetz, Michael A
Project Start
2011-06-01
Project End
2014-05-31
Budget Start
2012-06-01
Budget End
2013-05-31
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$226,335
Indirect Cost
$3,988
Name
Dartmouth College
Department
Physiology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
041027822
City
Hanover
State
NH
Country
United States
Zip Code
03755
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