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Optogenetic analysis of circuits for vocal recognition  

Identifying brain circuits and mechanisms that support vocal perception is essential for treatment of the pathologies that affect speech comprehension, including autism. The auditory cortex plays an essential role in vocal perception, but the mechanisms that underlie vocal recognition and the role of cortical circuits in auditory-guided behavior remain unresolved. Therefore, genetic, electrophysiological, and behavioral approaches will be developed and integrated in mice to assess how synaptic circuits in the auditory cortex enable vocal recognition and to test their role in mediating auditory-guided behavior. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $156,000.00
Project Number 5R21DC009461-02
Principal Investigator Mooney, Richard
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Duke University
State/Country North Carolina
Web Link 1 Optogenetic analysis of circuits for vocal recognition (External web link)
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History/Related Projects N/A