Michele Insanally

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Current Research

The Insanally lab studies neural circuits that construct flexible neuronal representations during adaptive behaviors, how these behaviors are gated during learning, and how the population dynamics underlying these behaviors is disrupted in hearing disorders. By incorporating a wide range of techniques – rodent behavior, electrophysiology, computational modeling, circuit mapping, and optogenetics -Dr. Insanally seeks to identify neural coding principles underlying perceptual flexibility in large-scale auditory networks.


Selected Recent Publications

Insanally MN, Carcea I, Field R, Rodgers C, DePasquale B, Rajan K, DeWeese M, Albanna BF & Froemke RC. (2019) Spike-timing-dependent ensemble encoding by non-classically responsive cortical neurons. eLife 2019;8:e42409.

Insanally MN & Froemke RC. (2019) Developmental cortical plasticity in the central auditory system. Oxford Handbook of Developmental Neural Plasticity, Oxford University Press (in press).

Ebbesen C, Insanally MN, Kopec C, Murakami M, Saiki A & Erlich J. (2018) More than just a “motor”: Recent surprises from frontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(44): 9402-9413.

Woods V, Trumpis M, Bent B, Chiang CH, Wang C, Insanally MN, Froemke RC & Viventi J. (2018) Long-term recording reliability of liquid crystal polymer µECoG arrays. Journal of Neural Engineering, 15(6): 066024.

Carcea I, Insanally MN, & Froemke RC (2017) Dynamics of cortical activity during behavioral engagement and auditory perception. Nature Communications 8: 14412.

Trumpis MJ, Insanally MN, Zou J, Elsharif A, Ghomashchi A, Artan NS, Froemke RC & Viventi J (2017) A low-cost, scalable, current-sensing digital headstage for high-channel count µECoG. Journal of Neural Engineering 14(2):026009.