Joshua Gold

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of decision making
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6074, USA
    Annu Rev Neurosci 30:535-74. 2007
  2. pmc A healthy fear of the unknown: perspectives on the interpretation of parameter fits from computational models in neuroscience
    Matthew R Nassar
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1003015. 2013
  3. pmc How mechanisms of perceptual decision-making affect the psychometric function
    Joshua I Gold
    116 Johnson Pavilion, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, United States
    Prog Neurobiol 103:98-114. 2013
  4. pmc Relationships between the threshold and slope of psychometric and neurometric functions during perceptual learning: implications for neuronal pooling
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurophysiol 103:140-54. 2010
  5. pmc The relative influences of priors and sensory evidence on an oculomotor decision variable during perceptual learning
    Joshua I Gold
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neuroscience, 116 Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurophysiol 100:2653-68. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Banburismus and the brain: decoding the relationship between sensory stimuli, decisions, and reward
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Neuron 36:299-308. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Linking reward expectation to behavior in the basal ganglia
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 116 Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, USA
    Trends Neurosci 26:12-4. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of behavioral context on the representation of a perceptual decision in developing oculomotor commands
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurosci 23:632-51. 2003
  9. pmc Correlates of perceptual learning in an oculomotor decision variable
    Patrick M Connolly
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurosci 29:2136-50. 2009
  10. pmc Reinforcement learning can account for associative and perceptual learning on a visual-decision task
    Chi Tat Law
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Nat Neurosci 12:655-63. 2009

Research Grants

  1. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua I Gold; Fiscal Year: 2010
  6. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua I Gold; Fiscal Year: 2010

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint The neural basis of decision making
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6074, USA
    Annu Rev Neurosci 30:535-74. 2007
    ..We focus on simple decisions that can be studied in the laboratory but emphasize general principles likely to extend to other settings...
  2. pmc A healthy fear of the unknown: perspectives on the interpretation of parameter fits from computational models in neuroscience
    Matthew R Nassar
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1003015. 2013
    ..Computational models then provide a means to connect such task-specific results to a more general algorithmic understanding of the brain...
  3. pmc How mechanisms of perceptual decision-making affect the psychometric function
    Joshua I Gold
    116 Johnson Pavilion, Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, United States
    Prog Neurobiol 103:98-114. 2013
    ..We also discuss methods that have been used to distinguish contributions of the sensory representation versus its readout to psychophysical performance...
  4. pmc Relationships between the threshold and slope of psychometric and neurometric functions during perceptual learning: implications for neuronal pooling
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurophysiol 103:140-54. 2010
    ..The results suggest that some forms of perceptual learning involve improvements in a process akin to selective attention that pools the most informative neural signals to guide behavior...
  5. pmc The relative influences of priors and sensory evidence on an oculomotor decision variable during perceptual learning
    Joshua I Gold
    University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neuroscience, 116 Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurophysiol 100:2653-68. 2008
    ..The results suggest that training can shape the relative contributions of expectations based on prior trends and incoming sensory evidence to select and prepare visually guided actions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Banburismus and the brain: decoding the relationship between sensory stimuli, decisions, and reward
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Neuron 36:299-308. 2002
    ..In the codebreaking scheme, the threshold determined the speed and accuracy of the decision process. Here we propose that in the brain, the threshold may be controlled by neural circuits that calculate the rate of reward...
  7. ncbi request reprint Linking reward expectation to behavior in the basal ganglia
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 116 Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, USA
    Trends Neurosci 26:12-4. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The influence of behavioral context on the representation of a perceptual decision in developing oculomotor commands
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurosci 23:632-51. 2003
    ..The results suggest that formation of the decision and formation of the behavioral response share a common level of neural organization, but only when the decision is associated with a specific, predictable movement...
  9. pmc Correlates of perceptual learning in an oculomotor decision variable
    Patrick M Connolly
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurosci 29:2136-50. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc Reinforcement learning can account for associative and perceptual learning on a visual-decision task
    Chi Tat Law
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Nat Neurosci 12:655-63. 2009
    ..The results suggest a common, feedback-driven mechanism for some forms of associative and perceptual learning...
  11. pmc Neural correlates of perceptual learning in a sensory-motor, but not a sensory, cortical area
    Chi Tat Law
    Department of Neuroscience, 116 Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6074, USA
    Nat Neurosci 11:505-13. 2008
    ..Thus, for this task, perceptual learning does not appear to involve improvements in how sensory information is represented in the brain, but rather how the sensory representation is interpreted to form the decision that guides behavior...
  12. pmc Caudate encodes multiple computations for perceptual decisions
    Long Ding
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, USA
    J Neurosci 30:15747-59. 2010
    ..These results indicate that the basal ganglia pathway can provide important signals to influence and assess perceptual decisions that guide oculomotor behavior...
  13. ncbi request reprint Multiple roles of experience in decoding the neural representation of sensory stimuli
    Joshua I Gold
    University of Pennsylvania Department of Neuroscience, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Novartis Found Symp 270:92-101; discussion 101-13. 2006
    ..Each of these mechanisms appear to be capable of causing dramatic changes in sensitivity, response bias, response times and other manifestations of perceptual ability...
  14. doi request reprint Right way neurons
    Sharath Bennur
    Department of Neuroscience, 116 Johnson Pavilion, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Nat Neurosci 11:1121-2. 2008
  15. pmc An approximately Bayesian delta-rule model explains the dynamics of belief updating in a changing environment
    Matthew R Nassar
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Neurosci 30:12366-78. 2010
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  16. ncbi request reprint Context matters
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Neuron 41:177-8. 2004
    ..In this issue of Neuron, Nakahara and colleagues record from dopamine neurons in alert monkeys and show that the neurons can encode predictions that are not so restricted, taking into account the context of past trends...
  17. pmc A method for localizing microelectrode trajectories in the macaque brain using MRI
    Rishi M Kalwani
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, 116 Johnson Pavilion, 3610 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6074, United States
    J Neurosci Methods 176:104-11. 2009
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  18. ncbi request reprint Through the looking glass. Focus on "representation of an abstract perceptual decision in macaque superior colliculus"
    Joshua I Gold
    J Neurophysiol 91:1936-7. 2004
  19. ncbi request reprint Posterior parietal cortex: not just where, but how
    Joshua I Gold
    Nat Neurosci 5:506-8. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Good vibrations
    Joshua I Gold
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics and Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Neuron 33:842-4. 2002
    ....

Research Grants7

  1. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..These connections will aid in the development of computational tools to treat learning disabilities and clinical disorders (e.g., psychosis, dementia and agnosia) that affect the brain's ability to process and interpret information. ..
  2. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These connections will aid in the development of computational tools to treat learning disabilities and clinical disorders (e.g., psychosis, dementia and agnosia) that affect the brain's ability to process and interpret information. ..
  3. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These connections will aid in the development of computational tools to treat learning disabilities and clinical disorders (e.g., psychosis, dementia and agnosia) that affect the brain's ability to process and interpret information. ..
  4. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua Gold; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These connections will aid in the development of computational tools to treat learning disabilities and clinical disorders (e.g., psychosis, dementia and agnosia) that affect the brain's ability to process and interpret information. ..
  5. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua I Gold; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, direct benefits to public health are intended to come in the longer term, as these new insights can be used to design new ways to diagnose and treat disorders of visual perception (i.e., visual agnosias) and learning. ..
  6. Mechanisms of Learning a Visual Discrimination
    Joshua I Gold; Fiscal Year: 2010
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