Kikumoto, Mayr Research Featured in Around the O!

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Research by doctoral candidate Atshusi Kikumoto and department chair Ulrich Mayr was recently published in the peer-reviewed journal eLife and featured in an edition of Around the O.

Atsushi Kikumoto

Dr. Ulrich Mayr

Their paper, “Decoding hierarchical control of sequential behavior in oscillatory EEG activity”, measures brain activity through electroencephalogram– electrodes placed on the scalp– to track how the brain organizes chunks of information to perform a sequence of activity. Insight into this process helps scientists understand the neural process behind complex and creative processes– everything from performing complicated physical routines to playing musical pieces. Read the Around the O article for a summary of their findings, or read their article on eLife.