Rose Chik-ying Ong

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Sensory systems create neural representations of environmental stimuli and these representations can be associated with other stimuli through learning. Are spike patterns the neural representations that get directly associated with reinforcement during conditioning? In the moth Manduca sexta, we found that odor presentations that support associative(More)
In many species, sensory stimuli elicit the oscillatory synchronization of groups of neurons. What determines the properties of these oscillations? In the olfactory system of the moth, we found that odors elicited oscillatory synchronization through a neural mechanism like that described in locust and Drosophila. During responses to long odor pulses,(More)
Hebbian spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP) is widely observed in organisms ranging from insects to humans and may provide a cellular mechanism for associative learning. STDP requires a millisecond-scale temporal correlation of spiking activity in pre- and postsynaptic neurons. However, animals can learn to associate a sensory cue and a reward that are(More)
This study investigated psychotropic medication usage in two large, cohorts of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) throughout the calendar year 2014. The cohorts referred to individuals with commercial (employer-sponsored) and Medicaid insurance in the United States. We aimed to understand prescribing patterns of such medications across a wide(More)
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