Laboratory for Visual Neuroscience

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2013


Society for Neuroscience 2013 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
November 9-13, 2013
San Diego, California, USA

Spoken Presentations:
B. Barton & A.A. Brewer. (2013) Filling-In of the Rod Scotoma: Linking fMRI to Perception. Program No. 120.06. Neuroscience 2013 Abstracts. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

A.A. Brewer & B. Barton. (2013) FMRI of the Rod Scotoma: Population Receptive Fields Silenced, Shifted, and Scaled. Program No. 120.05. Neuroscience 2013 Abstracts. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.


Neuroscience Seminar Series

Professional Research Presentation
October, 2013
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA


Neuroscience Seminar Series

Professional Research Presentation
October, 2013
University of Texas, Austin, Austin, Texas, USA


Optical Society of America 2013 Fall Vision Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
October 4-6, 2013
University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston, Texas, USA

Spoken Presentation:
B. Barton, J. Venezia, K. Saberi, G. Hickok, A.A. Brewer. (2013) Cross-sensory activation of ‘clover leaf’ clusters in human visual and auditory cortex.


Acoustic Foundations of Speech Perception

Grant Award
National Science Foundation
September 1, 2013 – August 30, 2016

Award Amount: $475, 958
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-PIs: Gregory Hickok, Ph.D.; Kourosh Saberi, Ph.D.


Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2013 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
April 13-15, 2013
San Francisco, California, USA

Poster Presentations:
B. Barton, J. Venezia, K. Saberi, G. Hickok, A.A. Brewer. (2013) Orthogonal acoustic dimensions define auditory field maps in human cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2013 Annual Meeting.  April 13, San Francisco, CA.

A.A. Brewer, B. Barton, J. Venezia, K. Saberi, & G. Hickok (2013) Cross-sensory activation of ‘clover leaf’ clusters in human auditory and visual cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2013 Annual Meeting. April 13, San Francisco, CA.

Venezia, J., Barton, B., Saberi, K., Brewer, A.A., & Hickok, G. (2013) The distribution of cortical surface area dedicated to auditory temporal receptive fields is symmetric between hemispheres in auditory core and belt. Cognitive Neuroscience Society 2013 Annual Meeting. April 15, San Francisco, CA.

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2012


Visual rehabilitation after stroke

Grant Award
National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Scholar
2012-2013

Award Amount: $9,162.62
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


Visual rehabilitation after stroke through perceptual learning paradigms: harnessing cortical plasticity for therapeutic interventions.

Grant Award
Social Sciences Assistant Professor Research Award, University of California, Irvine
2012-2013

Award Amount: $5,000
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


Society for Neuroscience 2012 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
October 13-17, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Spoken Presentations:
B. Barton, J. Venezia, K. Saberi, G. Hickok, A.A. Brewer. (2012) Audiovisual Processing: fMRI investigations into the relationships between human visual and auditory field maps. Program No. 723.06. Neuroscience 2012 Abstracts. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

A.A.Brewer & B. Barton. (2012) Functional plasticity in human occipito-temporal visual field map clusters: adapting to reversed visual input. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Program No. 723.05. Neuroscience 2012 Abstracts. New Orleans, LA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.


Neurobiology of Language Conference 2012

Professional Research Presentation
October 25-27, 2012
San Sebastian, Spain

Poster Presentation:
Venezia, J., Barton, B., Saberi, K., Brewer, A.A., & Hickok, G. (2012) The distribution of cortical surface area dedicated to auditory temporal receptive fields is symmetric between hemispheres in auditory core and belt. San Sebastian, Spain. Neurobiology of Language Conference. Online.


Auditory Neuroscience Workshop: Towards a “Closed-Loop” Neuro-Computational Model of Speech Processing

Professional Research Presentation
July, 2012
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Human Cortical Auditory Field Maps


Summer Workshop

Educational Outreach
July, 2012
Costa Mesa, California, USA

Week-long session for Girls Inc. summer camp by the Brewer Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience on the organization, functions, and diseases of the brain.


Visualspatial Responsivity & Connectivity in the Human Cerebellum

Grant Award
The Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries Single Investigator Innovation Grant, University of California, Irvine
July 2012 – June 2013

Award Amount: $8,550
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


Vision Sciences Society 2012 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
May 11-16, 2012
Naples, Florida, USA

Spoken Presentation:
Brewer, A.A. & Barton, B. (2012) Functional Plasticity in Human Parietal Visual Field Map Clusters: Adapting to Reversed Visual Input.

Poster Presentation:
B. Barton, A. Treister, G. Abedi, M. Humphrey, S.C. Cramer, A.A. Brewer. (2012) BDNF Polymorphism Affecting Neural Plasticity Predicts Visuo-Motor Adaptation to Left-Right Visual Reversal. Vision Sciences Society. Journal of Vision. 12 (9), 1328-1328.


Visual rehabilitation after stroke: harnessing cortical plasticity for therapeutic interventions

Grant Award
Translational Collaborative Discovery Grant Award, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, University of California, Irvine
April 2012 – March 2013

Award Amount: $20,000
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-PI: Steven C. Cramer, M.D.


The Brilliant Brain

Educational Outreach
Tustin, California, USA
March, 2012

Special presentation on the organization, functions, and diseases of the brain by the Brewer Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience for the 6th and 7th grade girls and families.


Zhenjian University of Technology Program

Educational Outreach
February, 2012
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Visual Perception


Neuroscience Seminar Series

Professional Research Presentation
January, 2012
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA

Human Cortical Auditory Field Maps

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2011


Human visual cortex: from receptive fields to maps to clusters to perception

Grant Award
Research and Travel Funds Award, University of California, Irvine
December, 2011

Award Amount: $1,000
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


Brain Assembly

Educational Outreach
November 28, 2011
Irvine, California, USA

Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Greg Hickok, Ph.D., and Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Ph.D. present neuroscience research to students at the University Park Elementary School.


Brain Assembly

Educational Outreach
November 28, 2011
Irvine, California, USA

Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Greg Hickok, Ph.D., and Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Ph.D. present neuroscience research to students at the Bonita Canyon Elementary School.


Society for Neuroscience 2011 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
November 12-16, 2011
Washington, D.C., USA

Spoken Presentation:
A.A. Brewer, B. Barton. (2011) ‘Clover Leaf’ Cartography: Connectivity Among Visual Field Map Clusters. Program No. 851.01. Neuroscience 2011 Abstracts. Washington, D.C.: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

Poster Presentations:
D.E. Asher, A. Zaldivar, B. Barton, A.A. Brewer, J.L. Krichmar. (2011) Effects of Neuromodulation on Adaptive Behavior on Reciprocity During Human-Robot Interactions. Program No. 725.08. Neuroscience 2011 Abstracts. Washington, D.C.: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

B. Barton, J. Venezia, K. Saberi, G. Hickok, A.A. Brewer. (2011) Orthogonal Maps of Tonotopy and Periodicity in Human Auditory Core. Program No. 171.25. Neuroscience 2011 Abstracts. Washington, D.C.: Society for Neuroscience. Online.


Brain Day

Educational Outreach
November 4, 2011
Santa Ana, California, USA

Several research assistants developed and presented current neuroscience research to children in grades K – 6.


Optical Society for America 2011 Fall Vision Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
September 16-18, 2011
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Spoken Presentation:
B. Barton, A.A. Brewer. (2011) FMRI of the Rod Scotoma: Filling-In, Rod Pathway Projections, and Insights into Plasticity. Optical Society of America, Fall Vision Meeting. Journal of Vision 11 (15), 9. doi:10.1167/11.15.9.

Poster Presentation:
A.A. Brewer & B. Barton. (2011) Aging and dementia in human visual cortex: Visual field map organization and population receptive fields. Optical Society of America, Fall Vision Meeting. Journal of Vision 11 (15), 28. doi:10.1167/11.15.28.


Visiting Tibetan Scholars Seminar Series

Educational Outreach
August, 2011
Irvine, California, USA

Alyssa A. Brewer and Brian Barton present information about the human brain to Tibetan scholars visting from India, Geshe Lobsang Jamyang, Geshe Lobsang Sopa, and their translator Kungsang Dorjee


European Conference on Visual Perception 2011

Professional Research Presentation
August 28 – September 1, 2011
Toulouse, France

Spoken Presentations:
B. Barton, A.A. Brewer. (2011) fMRI of the Rod Scotoma: Filling-In, Rod Pathway Projections, and How It Informs Plasticity. European Conference on Visual Perception. Toulouse, France. Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, 14.

A.A. Brewer, B. Barton. (2011) ‘Clover Leaf’ Clusters in Human Visual Cortex. European Conference on Visual Perception. Toulouse, France. Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, 48.


INSIDE UCI: Freshman – Transfer Summer Start Series

Educational Outreach
August, 2011
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Visual Neuroscience


International Joint Conference on Neural Networks

Professional Research Presentation
July 31 – August 5, 2011
San Jose, California, USA

Spoken Presentation:
Asher, D., Zaldivar, A., Barton, B., Brewer, A.A., & Krichmar, J. (2011) The Effects of Neuromodulation on Human-Robot Interaction in Games of Conflict and Cooperation. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). San Jose, CA. p. 2087. doi: 10.1109/IJCNN.2011.6033484


18th Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

Professional Research Presentation
June 4, 2011
La Jolla, California, USA

Spoken Presentation:
Brewer, A.A. & Barton, B. Functional Plasticity in Human Parietal Cortex: Adapting to Reversed Visual Input.

Poster Presentation:
Barton, B. & Brewer, A.A. Perceptual and fMRI Evidence for Filling-In of the Rod Scotoma Under Scotopic Conditions.


Social Sciences Faculty Desktop Computing Initiative Award

Grant Award
University of California, Irvine
May, 2011

Award Amount: $1,495
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


Brain Mapping Symposium

Professional Research Presentation
April, 2011
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

‘Clover Leaf’ Clusters in Human Visual Cortex


Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft: Ninth Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, 33rd Göttingen Neurobiology Conference

Professional Research Presentation
March 23-27, 2011
Göttingen, Germany

Spoken Presentation:
Brewer, A.A. & Barton, B. Functional Plasticity in Adult Human Cortex in Response to an Extreme Alteration of Visual Input.

Poster Presentations:
Barton, B. & Brewer, A.A. ‘Clover Leaf’ Cartography: Visual Field Map Clusters in Ventral-, Medial-, and Lateral-Occipital Cortex.

Brewer, A.A. & Barton, B. Perceptual and fMRI Evidence for Filling-In of the Rod Scotoma Under Scotopic Conditions.


Southern California Cognitive Neuroscience Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
March, 2011
Irvine, California, USA

Spoken Presentation:
Brewer, A.A. & Barton, B. ‘Clover Leaf’ Clusters in Human Visual Cortex.

Poster Presentation:
Barton, B. & Brewer, A.A. Perceptual and fMRI Evidence for Filling-In of the Rod Scotoma Under Scotopic Conditions.

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2010


The dorsal visual stream: Visual field maps and functional plasticity

Grant Award
National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Scholar
2010 - 2012

Award Amount: $35,702.07
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


Mapping tonotopic and periodotopic gradients in human auditory cortex: a traveling wave fMRI study

Grant Award
Center for Hearing Research Pilot Award, University of California, Irvine
December, 2010 - November, 2011

Award Amount: $4,000
Co-PIs: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.; Gregory Hickok, Ph.D.; Kourosh Saberi, Ph.D.


Society for Neuroscience 2010 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
October 13-17, 2010
San Diego, California, USA

Spoken Presentation:
B. Barton & A.A. Brewer. (2010) Pinwheel cartography: A fundamental organizing principle of the human visual system. Program No. 19.1. Neuroscience 2010 Abstracts. San Deigo, CA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

Poster Presentations:
A.A. Brewer & B. Barton. (2010) Pinwheel cartography: Visual field map clusters in posterior parietal cortex that subserve visual attention and working memory. Program No. 580.9. Neuroscience 2010 Abstracts. San Deigo, CA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

S.A. Drew, D.E. Asher, B. Barton, A.A. Brewer. (2010) Pinwheel cartography: New visual field map cluster in the human posterior parahippocampal complex. Program No. 580.7. Neuroscience 2010 Abstracts. San Deigo, CA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

D.E. Asher, S.A. Drew, B. Barton &, A.A. Brewer. (2010) Pinwheel cartography: Novel visual field map cluster within human ventro-lateral occipital cortex. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Program No. 580.8. Neuroscience 2010 Abstracts. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience. Online.


Optical Society of America 2010 Fall Vision Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
October 22-24, 2010
Rochester CVS, Rochester, New York, USA

Poster Presentations:
B. Barton & A.A. Brewer. (2010) Perceptual and fMRI Evidence for Filling-In of the Rod Scotoma Under Scotopic Conditions. Optical Society of America Fall Vision Meeting. Journal of Vision 10 (15), 52. doi:10.1167/10.15.52.

A.A. Brewer & B. Barton. (2010) Pinwheel Cartography: A fundamental organizing principle of the human visual system. Optical Society of America Fall Vision Meeting. Journal of Vision 10 (15), 49. doi:10.1167/10.15.49.


Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease

Professional Research Presentation
July 10-15, 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Poster Presentations:
B. Barton & A.A. Brewer. (2010) White and gray matter of visual cortex in Alzheimer’s disease: Visual field maps, population receptive fields, and diffusion tensor imaging. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association Volume 6, Issue 4, July Supplement pg. S284, Abstract P1-382. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2010.05.936.

A.A. Brewer & B. Barton. (2010) Visual field map organization and connectivity in aging human visual cortex. Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association Volume 6, Issue 4, July Supplement pg. S437, Abstract P2-405. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2010.05.1458.


Alzheimer’s Imaging Consortium

Professional Research Presentation
July 8-9, 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Poster Presentations:
B. Barton & A.A. Brewer. White and gray matter of visual cortex in Alzheimer’s disease: Visual field maps, population receptive fields, and diffusion tensor imaging.

A.A. Brewer & B. Barton. Visual Field Map Organization and Connectivity in Aging Human Visual Cortex.


Joint Symposium on Neural Computation

Professional Research Presentation
May 22, 2010
La Jolla, California, USA

Poster Presentation
Lin, L., Barton, B. & Brewer, A.A. Putting The Prisms Back On: Both Maps of Visual Space Persist, as Revealed by Cortical Adaptation to Left-Right Field Reversal.


Vision Sciences Society 2010 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
May 7-12, 2010
Naples, Florida, USA

B. Barton & A.A. Brewer. (2010) Visual Working Memory Capacity in Retinotopic Cortex: Number, Resolution, and Population Receptive Fields. Vision Sciences Society. Journal of Vision 10 (7), 729. doi:10.1167/10.7.729.

A.A. Brewer, B. Barton, & L. Lin. (2010) Putting The Prisms Back On: Both Maps of Visual Space Persist, as Revealed by Cortical Adaptation to Left-Right Field Reversal. Vision Sciences Society. Journal of Vision 10 (7), 899. doi:10.1167/10.7.899.


Visual working memory in the human dorsal stream

Grant Award
Social Sciences Assistant Professor Research Award, University of California, Irvine
May, 2010 – April, 2011

Award Amount: $1,500
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


The School of Social Sciences Expert Speaker Series

Professional Research Presentation
February, 2010
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Inaugural Speaker. Inducing plasticity in normal adult human cortex

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2009


Functional Plasticity in Human Visual Cortex

Grant Award
The Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries Special Research Grant, University of California, Irvine
March, 2010 – December, 2010

Award Amount: $3,695
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


Society for Neuroscience 2009 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
November 12-16, 2009
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spoken Presentations:
B. Barton, L. Lin, & A.A. Brewer. (2009) Functional plasticity in normal adult humans demonstrated by shifts in laterality of visual field representation in a wide array of visual field maps. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Program No. 404.5. Neuroscience 2009 Abstracts. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

L. Lin, B. Barton, D.E. Asher, & A.A. Brewer. (2009) Visual field mapping of visuomotor adaptation to reversing prisms. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Program No. 404.1. Neuroscience 2009 Abstracts. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

Poster Presentations:
A.A. Brewer, B. Barton, D.E. Asher. (2009) Projections of rod pathways in human visual cortex. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Program No. 453.25. Neuroscience 2009 Abstracts. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience. Online.

D.E. Asher, B. Barton, & A.A. Brewer. (2009) Novel foveal representations in human ventro-lateral cortex. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. Program No. 453.5. Neuroscience 2009 Abstracts. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience. Online.


The School of Social Sciences Chancellor’s Club

Professional Research Presentation
October, 2009
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA

Inducing plasticity in normal adult human cortex


Optical Society of America 2009 Fall Vision Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
September 24-27, 2009
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

Spoken Presentation:
B. Barton, D.E. Asher, & A.A. Brewer. (2009) Rod Pathway Projections in Human Visual Cortex. Optical Society of America, Fall Vision Meeting. Journal of Vision 9 (14), 90. doi:10.1167/9.14.90.

Poster Presentation:
A.A. Brewer, B. Barton, & L. Lin. (2009) A Novel Use for Visual Field Maps: Tracking Functional Plasticity in Posterior Parietal Cortex. Optical Society of America, Fall Vision Meeting. Journal of Vision 9 (14), 19. doi:10.1167/9.14.19.


Vision Sciences Society 2009 Annual Meeting

Professional Research Presentation
May 8-13, 2009
Naples, Florida, USA

Spoken Presentations:
B. Barton, L. Lin, D.E. Asher, & A.A. Brewer. (2009) Alteration of Visuomotor Processing Following Left-Right Prism Adaptation. Vision Sciences Society.  Journal of Vision 9 (8), 763. doi:10.1167/9.8.763.

A.A. Brewer, B. Barton, D.E. Asher, & D. Liu. (2009) Rod Signals in Human Ventral Cortex. Vision Sciences Society.  Journal of Vision 9 (8), 777. doi:10.1167/9.8.777.

Poster Presentation:
L. Lin, B. Barton, D.E. Asher, A.A. Brewer. (2009) Visual Field Mapping of Visuomotor Adaptation to Prisms. Vision Sciences Society. Journal of Vision 9 (8), 762. doi:10.1167/9.8.762.


Neuroimaging of visual cortex in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Grant Award
Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Pilot Grant, University of California, Irvine
April, 2009 – March, 2010

Award Amount: $23,306
PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.


2009 Annual Meeting for the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Professional Research Presentation
March 22, 2009
Irvine, California, USA

Spoken Presentation:
Barton, B., Lin, L., & Brewer, A. A. Visuomotor Adaptation to an Extreme Alteration of Visual Input.


The Effects of Neuromodulation on Human-Robot Interaction

Grant Award
Office of Naval Research
March, 2009 – February, 2011

Award Amount: $299,319
PI: Jeffrey L. Krichmar, Ph.D.
Co-PI: Alyssa A. Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.

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