UMass Neurosciences Publications – February 2021

Deepak Ganesan

This month’s featured researcher is Deepak Ganesan. He is a Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences. This month, he was the senior author on a paper in the Journal of Medical Internet Research entitled, “Effect of Sleep and Biobehavioral Patterns on Multidimensional Cognitive Performance: Longitudinal, In-the-Wild Study“. Deepak’s group is building wearable sensors for monitoring health. His work involves low-power sensing and communication, networked systems, and machine learning. His recent work includes the design of ultra-low passive radios for wearables, novel wearable technologies such as low-power eye trackers to monitor health signals, and robust detection of important health targets such as drug use, smoking, and over-eating

Here’s what else is new for ‘ ”University of Massachusetts” AND Amherst AND neuroscience’ in PubMed. These publications appeared on line in February. They are just a fraction of the neuroscience research that occurs on campus. You can click on the PubMed ID to find the publication.

1: Flores-Bonilla A, Richardson HN. Sex Differences in the Neurobiology of Alcohol Use Disorder. Alcohol Res. 2020 Oct 8;40(2):04. doi: 10.35946/arcr.v40.2.04. PMID: 33042719; PMCID: PMC7532022.

2: Troller-Renfree SV, Brito NH, Desai PM, Leon-Santos AG, Wiltshire CA, Motton SN, Meyer JS, Isler J, Fifer WP, Noble KG. Infants of mothers with higher physiological stress show alterations in brain function. Dev Sci. 2020 Nov;23(6):e12976. doi: 10.1111/desc.12976. Epub 2020 May 13. PMID: 32329125.