Grants 2017: Dr. Carlsen awarded NSERC Discovery Grant

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded Anthony Carlsen a 5-year discovery grant to support his program of research. The research proposal, entitled “Examining the nature of distributed neural contributions to motor preparation and initiation,” aims to determine the brain regions involved in preparing for upcoming actions.…

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Publication: A broadband acoustic stimulus is more likely than a pure tone to elicit a startle reflex and prepared movements

PDF  In order to be able to confidently assert that any RT speeding following a startling acoustic stimulus (SAS) is the result of activation in subcortical areas related to the startle reflex, a reliable indication that a startle reflex actually occurred is required. While the eye-blink response is typically used…

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Publication: Startle activation is additive with voluntary cortical activation irrespective of stimulus modality

  PDF    This paper investigated whether an additive model of activation or a horse-race model would be a better fit for data showing that reaction times are facilitated to a greater degree than would be expected when a startling stimulus presented after the typical “go” signal. Abstract: When a startling acoustic…

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Grants: Dr. Carlsen awarded Government of Ontario Early Researcher Award (ERA)

Dr. Tony Carlsen was recently awarded an Early Researcher Award (ERA) from the Government of Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. This grant is intended help prominent young researchers build exceptional research teams by providing funding to enable increased recruitment of students, research fellows, technicians and assistants. Dr. Carlsen’s research project, entitled…

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