Huai Jiang, PhD
University of Montreal, 1995
My research interest is directed to understanding brain mechanisms underlying orienting behaviors. By using a number of experimental approaches, including electrophysiological, anatomical and behavioral techniques, we are currently studying the function of the indirect corticotectal pathways by which several visual and multisensory cortical areas influence neural activities within the superior colliculus via the basal ganglia nuclei, and how such pathways function in concert with the direct corticotectal projections in generating orientation behaviors. We hope that the outcome from these studies will lend a hand to the ultimate goal of development of treatment for the related neurological disorders, such as visual neglect caused by brain trauma.
Jiang, W., Wallace, M.T., Jiang, H., Vaughan J.W. and Stein B.E. Two cortical areas mediate multisensory integration in superior colliculus neurons. J. Neurophysiol. 85:506-522, 2001.
Jiang, H., Lepore, F., Poirier P., and Guillemot, J.-P. Responses of cells to stationary and moving sound stimuli in the anterior ectosylvian cortex of cats. Hearing Res. 139: 69-85, 2000.
Jiang, H. , Gabriele, M. L., Stein, B. E., and McHaffie, J. G. Anatomy and physiology of the crossed nigrotectal system in the cat. Soc Neurosci Abstr 26: 1701, 2000.
Jiang, H. , Stein, B. E., and McHaffie, J. G. MK801 pretreatment prevents visual orientation deficits incurred by unilateral lateral suprasylvian (LS) lesions. Soc Neurosci Abstr 25: 1166, 1999.
Jiang H, Lepore F, Ptito M and Guillemot J-P (1994) Sensory modality interactions in the area of the anterior ectosylvian sulcus of cats. Exp Brain Res 101: 385-396.