Headshot portrait of Kelsey Clark - Bio-X Bowes Fellow
Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2007
Home Department: Neurosciences
Faculty Advisor: Tirin Moore (Neurobiology)

Research Title: Biasing Working Memory by Brief Revesible Pertubation of Neuronal Activity

Research Description: The visual world contains far more information than we can process or respond to at any one time. How does the brain select specific stimuli to enter awareness and guide behavior? In addition, goal-driven behavior—from baking a cake to changing lanes on the freeway—often involves "holding in mind" certain facts about the state of the world. How is task-relevant information selected for entry into memory and maintained in the absence of continued sensory input? To what extent are the same neural circuits involved in processing sensory stimuli used to maintain and manipulate remembered stimuli?


Kelsey is an instructor at Montana State University.