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Terrence R. Stanford, PhD




University of Connecticut Health Center, 1989


The primary focus of work in our laboratory concerns the neural basis of translating sensory signals into motor commands for purposeful action. Specifically, our goal is to determine how neurons, and networks of neurons within the brain's sensorimotor areas (e.g. motor thalamus, superior colliculus) represent information about sensory events (e.g. visual, multisensory), coordinate sensory-evoked actions (e.g. eye movements), and allow for a flexible, context-specific linkage between sensory input and motor output. Our ultimate goal is to understand how cognitive processes within the brain lead to behaviors that are appropriate for a given set of circumstances.

Selected Publications

Nozawa, G., Stanford, T.R., Vaughan, J.W., Quessy, S., Kadunce, D., and Stein, B.E. (1997) A factorial approach to modeling multisensory integration in the superior colliculus. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 23: 451.

Merritt, K.D., Stanford, T.R., and Lee, D. (1999) Binding and short-term memory storage of spatial and non-spatial information. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 25: 650.

Stanford, T.R. (1999) Evidence for independent representations of saccade vector and speed in the primate superior colliculus. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Abstr. p. 10.

Kirby, M.T., Lee, D., Stanford, T.R., and Pons, T.P. (2000) Integrated learning of bimanual movement sequences in humans. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26 (In Press).

Wyder, M.T. and Stanford, T.R. (2000) Single-unit activity in visuomotor thalamus associated with performance of delayed and remembered saccade tasks. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 26 (In Press). 

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