Recent Abstracts, Posters and Talks

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The target selection signal in superior colliculus during visual search has a premotor component.
Jagadisan UK and Gandhi NJ. Society for Neuroscience, Poster. 2013

Suppression of a salient but irrelevant distractor in the superior colliculus.
Jagadisan UK and Gandhi NJ. Society for Neuroscience, Poster. 2013

Relationship between neural variability, stimulus-evoked activity, and movement generation in the frontal eye fields and superior colliculus.
Jagadisan UK and Gandhi NJ. Society for Neuroscience, Poster. 2012

Tricking the brain into high gear - behavioral and neural readout of motor preparation.
Gandhi NJ and Jagadisan UK. Society for Neuroscience, Poster. 2011

A neural test bed for stimulating executive control deficits in saccade generation.
Jagadisan UK and Gandhi NJ. Society for Neuroscience, Nanosymposium. 2011

 

Book Chapters

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"Neural mechanisms of target selection in the superior colliculus"
Jagadisan UK and Gandhi NJ. In: The New Visual Neurosciences, edited by L. M. Chalupa and J. S. Werner. 2014.

"Interactions of eye and eyelid movements"
Gandhi NJ and Katnani HA In: The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements, edited by S.P. Liversedge, I.D. Gilchrist and S. Everling. pp. 323-338, 2011.

"Changing views of the role of the superior colliculus in the control of gaze"
Gandhi NJ and Sparks DL In: The Visual Neuroscience, edited by L.M. Chalupa and J.S. Werner. pp. 1449-1465, 2004.

"Studies of the role of the paramedian pontine reticular formation in the control of head-restrained and head-unrestrained gaze shifts"
Sparks DL, Barton EJ, Gandhi NJ and Nelson J. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 956:85-98, 2002.

 

Publications

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Time course of motor preparation during visual search with flexible stimulus-response association.
Katnani HA and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neuroscience, 33: 10057-65, 2013.

Blink perturbation effects on saccades evoked by microstimulation of the superior colliculus.
Katnani HA, van Opstal AJ and Gandhi NJ. PLoS One, 7: e51843, 2012.

The relative impact of microstimulation parameters on movement generation.
Katnani HA and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 108: 528-38, 2012.

A test of spatial temporal decoding mechanisms in the superior colliculus.
Katnani HA, van Opstal AJ and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107: 2242-52, 2012.

Interactions between gaze-evoked blinks and gaze shifts in monkeys.
Gandhi NJ. Experimental Brain Research, 216:321-39, 2012.

Order of operations for decoding superior colliculus activity for saccade generation.
Katnani HA and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106:1250-59, 2011.

Motor functions of the superior colliculus.
Gandhi NJ and Katnani HA. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 34:205-31, 2011.

Responses of neurons in the rostral ventrolateral medulla to whole body rotations: comparisons in decerebrate and conscious cats.
Destefino VJ, Reighard DA, Sugiyama Y, Suzuki T, Cotter LA, Larson MG, Gandhi NJ, Barman SM and Yates BJ. Journal of Applied Physiology, 110:1699-707, 2011.

Matching the oculomotor drive during head-restrained and head-unrestrained gaze shifts in monkey.
Bechara BP and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104:811-28, 2010.

Dynamics of primate oculomotor plant revealed by effects of abducens microstimulation.
Anderson SR, Porrill J, Sklavos S, Gandhi NJ, Sparks DL and Dean P. Journal of Neurophysiology, 101:2907-2923, 2009.

Effects of reversible inactivation of superior colliculus on head movements.
Walton MMG, Bechara BP and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 99: 2479-2495, 2008.

Coordination of eye and head components of movements evoked by stimulation of the paramedian pontine reticular formation.
Gandhi NJ, Barton EJ and Sparks DL. Experimental Brain Research, 189: 35-47, 2008.

Responses of caudal vestibular nucleus of conscious cats to rotations in vertical planes, before and after a bilateral vestibular neurectomy.
Miller DM, Cotter LA, Gandhi NJ, Schor RH, Cass SP, Huff NO, Raj SG, Shulman JA and Yates BJ. Experimental Brain Research, 188: 175-186, 2008.

Responses of rostral fastigial nucleus neurons of conscious cats to rotations in vertical planes.
Miller DM, Cotter LA, Gandhi NJ, Schor RH, Huff NO, Raj SG, Shulman JA and Yates BJ. Neuroscience, 155: 317-25, 2008.

Role of the primate superior colliculus in the control of head movements.
Walton MMG, Bechara BP and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98: 2022-2037, 2007.

Dissociation of eye and head components of gaze shifts by stimulation of the omnipause neuron region.
Gandhi NJ and Sparks DL. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98: 360-373, 2007.

Behavioral evaluation of movement cancellation.
Walton MMG and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 96:2011-2024, 2006.

Simulations of saccade curvature by models that place superior colliculus upstream from the local feedback loop.
Walton MMG, Sparks DL and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93:2354-2358, 2005.

Temporal interactions of air-puff evoked blinks and saccadic eye movements: Insights into motor preparation.
Gandhi NJ and Bonadonna DK. Journal of Neurophysiology, 93:1718-1729, 2005.

Real-time data acquisition and control system for the measurement of motor and neural data.
Bryant CL and Gandhi NJ. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 142:193-200, 2005.

Effects of partial lidocaine inactivation of the paramedian pontine reticular formation on saccadic eye movements in macaques.
Barton EJ, Nelson JS, Gandhi NJ and Sparks DL. Journal of Neurophysiology, 90:372-386, 2003.

"Single cell signals: an oculomotor perspective."
Sparks DL and Gandhi NJ. In: Space Coding and Action Production, Progress in Brain Research, edited by C. Prablanc, D. Pélisson and Y. Rossetti. 142:35-53, 2003.

Experimental control of eye and head positions prior to head unrestrained gaze shifts in monkey.
Gandhi NJ and Sparks DL. Vision Research. 41:3243-3254, 2001.

Cortical and subcortical contributions to coordinated eye and head movements.
Sparks DL, Freedman EG, Chen LL and Gandhi NJ. Vision Research. 41:3295-3305, 2001.

Activity in deep intermediate layer collicular neurons during interrupted saccades.
Keller EL, Gandhi NJ and Sekaran SV. Experimental Brain Research, 130:227-237, 2000.

Activity of the brain stem omnipause neurons during saccades perturbed by stimulation of the primate superior colliculus.
Gandhi NJ and Keller EL. Journal of Neurophysiology, 82:3254-3267, 1999.

Comparison of saccades perturbed by stimulation of the rostral superior colliculus, the caudal superior colliculus, and the omnipause neuron region.
Gandhi NJ and Keller EL. Journal of Neurophysiology, 82:3236-3253, 1999.

Two dimensional saccade-related population activity in superior colliculus in monkey.
Anderson RW, Keller EL, Gandhi NJ and Das S. Journal of Neurophysiology, 80:798-818, 1998.

Spatial distribution and discharge characteristics of superior colliculus neurons antidromically activated from the omnipause region in monkey.
Gandhi NJ and Keller EL. Journal of Neurophysiology, 78:2221-2225, 1997.

Discharge of superior colliculus neurons during saccades made to moving targets.
Keller EL, Gandhi NJ and Weir PT. Journal of Neurophysiology, 76:3573-3577, 1996.

Endpoint accuracy in saccades interrupted by stimulation in the omnipause region in monkey.
Keller EL, Gandhi NJ and Shieh JM. Visual Neuroscience, 13:1059-1067, 1996.

Simulations of a local feedback model of the primate saccadic system using burst cell discharge from the superior colliculus.
Das S, Gandhi NJ, and Keller EL. Biological Cybernetics, 73:509-518, 1995.

An objective measure of discomfort glare.
Berman SM, Bullimore MA, Jacobs RJ, Bailey IL and Gandhi NJ. Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society, 23:40-49, 1994.