LEAH ANN KRUBITZER

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc All rodents are not the same: a modern synthesis of cortical organization
    Leah Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 78:51-93. 2011
  2. doi request reprint The evolutionary masquerade: genetic and epigenetic contributions to the neocortex
    Leah Krubitzer
    University of California Davis, Center for Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, 1544 Newton Ct, Davis, CA 95618, USA Electronic address
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 24:157-65. 2014
  3. pmc Cortical evolution in mammals: the bane and beauty of phenotypic variability
    Leah A Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10647-54. 2012
  4. pmc Fabrication of an inexpensive, implantable cooling device for reversible brain deactivation in animals ranging from rodents to primates
    Dylan F Cooke
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Neurophysiol 107:3543-58. 2012
  5. pmc The relationship between magnetic and electrophysiological responses to complex tactile stimuli
    Zhao Zhu
    Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0628, USA
    BMC Neurosci 10:4. 2009
  6. pmc In search of a unifying theory of complex brain evolution
    Leah Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95618, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1156:44-67. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The magnificent compromise: cortical field evolution in mammals
    Leah Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Neuron 56:201-8. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Organization of sensory cortex in a Madagascan insectivore, the tenrec (Echinops telfairi)
    L Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 379:399-414. 1997
  9. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the neocortex in mammals: how is phenotypic diversity generated?
    Leah Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 15:444-53. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Nature versus nurture revisited: an old idea with a new twist
    Leah Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, 1544 Newton Ct, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 70:33-52. 2003

Research Grants

  1. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX & THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 1999
  5. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    LEAH ANN KRUBITZER; Fiscal Year: 2010

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. pmc All rodents are not the same: a modern synthesis of cortical organization
    Leah Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 78:51-93. 2011
    ..Rather, there are rodent models suited for specific questions regarding the development, function, and evolution of the neocortex...
  2. doi request reprint The evolutionary masquerade: genetic and epigenetic contributions to the neocortex
    Leah Krubitzer
    University of California Davis, Center for Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, 1544 Newton Ct, Davis, CA 95618, USA Electronic address
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 24:157-65. 2014
    ..We suggest that perhaps it is the extent to which the neocortex incorporates these context dependent alterations that distinguishes humans from other mammals. ..
  3. pmc Cortical evolution in mammals: the bane and beauty of phenotypic variability
    Leah A Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10647-54. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Fabrication of an inexpensive, implantable cooling device for reversible brain deactivation in animals ranging from rodents to primates
    Dylan F Cooke
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Neurophysiol 107:3543-58. 2012
    ..3°C indefinitely. Here we describe cooling chip fabrication and performance in mediating cessation of neural signaling in acute preparations of rodents, ferrets, and primates...
  5. pmc The relationship between magnetic and electrophysiological responses to complex tactile stimuli
    Zhao Zhu
    Biomagnetic Imaging Laboratory, Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0628, USA
    BMC Neurosci 10:4. 2009
    ..Stimuli were applied to the fingertips with three inter-stimulus intervals (ISIs): 0.33s, 1s and 2s...
  6. pmc In search of a unifying theory of complex brain evolution
    Leah Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95618, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1156:44-67. 2009
    ..While this cortical plasticity is a defining feature of mammalian neocortex, it appears to be exaggerated in humans and could be considered a unique derivation of our species...
  7. ncbi request reprint The magnificent compromise: cortical field evolution in mammals
    Leah Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Neuron 56:201-8. 2007
    ..Here I discuss the mechanisms that contribute to neocortical organization in mammals, and how this organization has been altered to generate the variability that exists in different lineages...
  8. ncbi request reprint Organization of sensory cortex in a Madagascan insectivore, the tenrec (Echinops telfairi)
    L Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 379:399-414. 1997
    ..The results support the view that most of the neocortex of primitive mammals was composed of a few sensory areas. J. Comp. Neurol. 379:399-414, 1997...
  9. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the neocortex in mammals: how is phenotypic diversity generated?
    Leah Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 15:444-53. 2005
    ..The intracellular mechanisms that enable phenotypic variability might evolve, but often the phenotypic characteristic in question is context-dependent...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nature versus nurture revisited: an old idea with a new twist
    Leah Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, Center for Neuroscience, University of California, 1544 Newton Ct, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Prog Neurobiol 70:33-52. 2003
    ..Furthermore, the role of genes versus activity, and their interactions, may be different for primary fields versus non-primary fields...
  11. ncbi request reprint Organization of area 3a in macaque monkeys: contributions to the cortical phenotype
    Leah Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA
    J Comp Neurol 471:97-111. 2004
    ..Further, comparative analysis of area 3a in a variety of species suggests that its construction is based, to a large extent, on the use of a particular body part rather than on innervation density...
  12. pmc What can monotremes tell us about brain evolution?
    L Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, University of California at Davis 95616, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 353:1127-46. 1998
    ..This, in turn, allows us to appreciate how normal circuits function, and to pose very specific questions regarding the development of the neocortex...
  13. ncbi request reprint Arealization of the neocortex in mammals: genetic and epigenetic contributions to the phenotype
    L Krubitzer
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, 95616, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 55:322-35. 2000
    ..Because any phenotype is a result of the complex interactions between genotypic influences and environmental factors, we also consider environmental, or epigenetic, contributions to the organization of the neocortex...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric connections of somatosensory cortex in the flying fox
    L Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 402:538-59. 1998
    ..Finally, there are callosal projections to fields other than the homotopic, contralateral field. For example, the D1 representation in area 1/2 projects to contralateral area 1/2, and also to area 3b and SII...
  15. pmc The functional and anatomical organization of marsupial neocortex: evidence for parallel evolution across mammals
    Sarah J Karlen
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA 95618, United States
    Prog Neurobiol 82:122-41. 2007
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  16. pmc Genetic and epigenetic contributions to the cortical phenotype in mammals
    DeLaine D Larsen
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, United States
    Brain Res Bull 75:391-7. 2008
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  17. ncbi request reprint Phenotypic diversity is the cornerstone of evolution: variation in cortical field size within short-tailed opossums
    Sarah J Karlen
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 499:990-9. 2006
    ..Since behavior is the target of natural selection, variation in cortical field size across individuals may supply the raw material necessary for cortical field evolution...
  18. ncbi request reprint Parallel evolution of cortical areas involved in skilled hand use
    Jeffrey Padberg
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, California 95618, USA
    J Neurosci 27:10106-15. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint The organization and connections of anterior and posterior parietal cortex in titi monkeys: do New World monkeys have an area 2?
    Jeffrey Padberg
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Cereb Cortex 15:1938-63. 2005
    ..Such connections could form the substrate for intentional reaching, grasping and intermanual transfer of information necessary for bilateral coordination of the hands...
  20. ncbi request reprint Thalamocortical connections of anterior and posterior parietal cortical areas in New World titi monkeys
    Jeffrey Padberg
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 497:416-35. 2006
    ..Second, the presence of thalamic input to area 5 from both motor nuclei and somatosensory nuclei of the thalamus, suggests that area 5 could be considered a highly specialized sensorimotor area...
  21. ncbi request reprint The evolution of the neocortex in mammals: intrinsic and extrinsic contributions to the cortical phenotype
    Sarah J Karlen
    Department of Psychology, Universiy of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Novartis Found Symp 270:146-59; discussion 159-69. 2006
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  22. pmc Massive cross-modal cortical plasticity and the emergence of a new cortical area in developmentally blind mammals
    Dianna M Kahn
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:11429-34. 2002
    ..Thus, a large degree of phenotypic variability in cortical organization can be accomplished solely by removing or modifying sensory inputs...
  23. ncbi request reprint Cortical connections of the second somatosensory area and the parietal ventral area in macaque monkeys
    Elizabeth Disbrow
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 462:382-99. 2003
    ..Rather, some fields may be involved in a variety of functions that require motor and sensory integration...
  24. pmc Thalamocortical connections of parietal somatosensory cortical fields in macaque monkeys are highly divergent and convergent
    Jeffrey Padberg
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    Cereb Cortex 19:2038-64. 2009
    ..These data indicate that multiple inputs are processed simultaneously within and across several, "hierarchically connected" cortical fields...
  25. ncbi request reprint Retinofugal projections in the short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica)
    Dianna M Kahn
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 447:114-27. 2002
    ..We discuss the factors that contribute to the organization observed in extant mammals and conclude that phylogeny and lifestyle appear to be the underlying factors contributing to the organization of the LGNd...
  26. pmc Connections of auditory and visual cortex in the prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster): evidence for multisensory processing in primary sensory areas
    Katharine L Campi
    Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University of California Davis, 1544 Newton Ct, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:89-108. 2010
    ..Our results indicate that multisensory integration occurs in primary sensory areas of the prairie vole cortex, and this may be related to behavioral specializations associated with its niche...
  27. ncbi request reprint Organization of sensory neocortex in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster)
    Katharine L Campi
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 502:414-26. 2007
    ..We discuss the expanded auditory domain and the enlarged representation of perioral hairs as they relate to the specialized life style of the prairie vole...
  28. ncbi request reprint Aberrant retinal projections in congenitally deaf mice: how are phenotypic characteristics specified in development and evolution?
    Deborah L Hunt
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California at Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 287:1051-66. 2005
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  29. pmc Effects of bilateral enucleation on the size of visual and nonvisual areas of the brain
    Sarah J Karlen
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    Cereb Cortex 19:1360-71. 2009
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  30. ncbi request reprint Sensorimotor integration in S2, PV, and parietal rostroventral areas of the human sylvian fissure
    Leighton B Hinkley
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California Davis, 1544 Newton Court, Davis, CA 95618, USA
    J Neurophysiol 97:1288-97. 2007
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Research Grants13

  1. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  2. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX & THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  4. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    Leah Krubitzer; Fiscal Year: 1999
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  5. SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX AND THALAMUS
    LEAH ANN KRUBITZER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will also determine the extent of behavioral recovery and the cortical plasticity that underlies this recovery following progressively larger virtual lesions to posterior parietal cortex. ..