Charles Joseph Bruce PhD

Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Research Interests

Neurophysiology of Sensorimotor Processing in Cerebral Cortex


Research Summary

My laboratory's research concerns cortical mechanisms of behavior and our experiments involve studying the activity of single neurons in different regions of the neocortex. These neuronal recording data are complemented by several related techniques including intracortical microstimulation, physiological identification of corticocortical pathways with antidromic activation, neurochemical injection,neuroanatomical tracer injection, etc., and also by investigations of the behavioral effects of experimental brain lesions and computer simulations of cortical networks' underlying behavior. "Our mission is nothing short of trying to crack the brain code."


Selected Publications

  • Opris I, Bruce CJ. Brain Res Brain Res Rev. 2005 Jun;48(3):509-26. Epub 2005 Jan 26. Review. PMID: 15914255 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Russo GS, Bruce CJ. J Neurophysiol. 2000 Nov;84(5):2605-21. PMID: 11068002 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Shi D, Friedman HR, Bruce CJ. J Neurophysiol. 1998 Jul;80(1):458-64. PMID: 9658064 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Burman DD, Bruce CJ. J Neurophysiol. 1997 May;77(5):2252-67. PMID: 9163356 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Russo GS, Bruce CJ. J Neurophysiol. 1996 Aug;76(2):825-48. PMID: 8871203 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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