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

Spike-timing-dependent ensemble encoding by non-classically responsive cortical neurons
eLife    Jan 28, 2019
Insanally MN, Carcea I, Field R, Rodgers C, DePasquale B, Rajan K, DeWeese M, Albanna BF, Froemke RC

Developmental cortical plasticity in the central auditory system
Oxford Handbook of Developmental Neural Plasticity, Oxford University Press (in press)    Dec 1, 2018
Insanally MN, Froemke RC

More than just a “motor”: Recent surprises from frontal cortex
Journal of Neuroscience    Oct 31, 2018
Ebbesen C, Insanally MN, Kopec C, Murakami M, Saiki A, Erlich J

Long-term recording reliability of liquid crystal polymer µECoG arrays
Journal of Neural Engineering    Sep 24, 2018
Woods V, Trumpis M, Bent B, Chiang CH, Wang C, Insanally MN, Froemke RC, Viventi J

Dynamics of cortical activity during behavioral engagement and auditory perception
Nature Communications    Feb 8, 2017
Carcea I, Insanally MN, Froemke RC

A low-cost, scalable, current-sensing digital headstage for high-channel count µECoG
Journal of Neural Engineering    Apr 14, 2017
Trumpis MJ, Insanally MN, Zou J, Elsharif A, Ghomashchi A, Artan NS, Froemke RC