Jason Connolly

Postdoctoral Researcher, CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Neural Science and Department of Psychology

Phone: 212-998-8347 (office)
646-417-2937 (cell)
E-mail: jason.connolly@nyu.edu


EDUCATION & TRAINING


B.A. (honours), University of Western Ontario, CANADA, 1997 (supervisor, Melvyn Goodale)

M.Sc. University of Western Ontario, CANADA, 1999 (supervisor, Prof. Tutis Vilis & Melvyn Goodale)

Ph.D. University of Western Ontario, CANADA, 2004 (supervisor, Prof. Doug Munoz & Melvyn Goodale)

Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, USA, Feb 2004 – Feb 2005 (advisors Richard Andersen and Wolfram Schultz)

Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University, USA, 2005 – pres. (advisors, Prof. Clayton Curtis & David Heeger)

 

HONORS AND TRAINING AWARDS


1996, University of Western Ontario In-Course Scholarship (1 yr)
1997, Honors B.A. with distinction
1997, Nominee for McClelland Award (best undergrad thesis)
1998, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (1 yr)
1998, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research PGS A (2 yr fellowship)
2000, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (1 yr)
2000, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council PGS B (2 yr fellowship)
2000, Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Award (3 yr fellowship)
2003, CIHR BrainStar Award (significant contribution to Canadian medicine by a trainee)
2005, CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship (3 yr fellowship)

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES


        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., Cant, J.S., Munoz, D.P. (submitted draft). Effector specific fields for motor preparation in the human frontal cortex. 26 pgs.

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., Goltz, H.C., & Munoz, D.P. (2005). FMRI activation in the human frontal eye field is correlated with saccadic reaction time. Journal of Neurophysiology 94(1), 605-11. Epub 2004 Dec 8. Download PDF

        Connolly, J.D., Andersen, R.A., & Goodale, M.A. (2003). FMRI evidence for a ‘parietal reach region’ in the human brain. Experimental Brain Research 153(2), 140-5. Download PDF

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., Menon, R.S., Munoz, D.P. (2002). Human fMRI evidence for the neural correlates of preparatory set. Nature Neuroscience 5(12): 1345-52. Download PDF

        *comment by R. Marois (2002). The cortical basis of motor planning: does it take two to tango? Nature Neuroscience 5(12), 1254-5. Download PDF

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., DeSouza, J.F.X., Menon. R.S., Vilis, T. (2000). A comparison of frontoparietal fMRI activation during anti-saccades and anti-pointing. Journal of Neurophysiology, 84: 1645-1655. Download PDF

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A. (1999). Vision of the hand in the control of manual prehension. Experimental Brain Research 125: 281-286. Download PDF

 

INVITED TALKS


Connolly, J.D. “The neural correlates of preparatory set”

 

REFEREED TALKS


        Connolly, J.D., Menon, R.S., M.A. Goodale (2001). Areas active during a pointing but not a saccade delay are medial to saccade-and-pointing network. Vision Sciences Society, Journal of Vision 1(3), 265a, http://journalofvision.org/1/3/265/, doi:10.1167/1.3.265.

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., & Munoz, D.P. (2001). FMRI evidence for the neural correlates of preparatory set in the human. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 27, Program No. 575.7.

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., Goltz, H.C., & Munoz, D.P. (2002). Neural correlate of motor preparation: pretarget fMRI activation in the human frontal eye field correlated to saccadic reaction time. Program No. 716.10. 2002 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, CD-ROM.

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., Goltz, H.C., & Munoz, D.P. (2003). FMRI activation related to preparatory set is correlated with saccade latency in human frontal eye fields but not in the supplementary motor area. Vision Sciences Society, Journal of Vision 3(9), 147a., http://journalofvision.org/3/9/147/, doi:10.1167/3.9.147.

        Connolly, J.D., Goodale, M.A., Cant, J.S., & Munoz, D.P. (2004). Preparatory gap and memory-delay fMRI activation in the human frontal eye field is higher for pointing as compared to saccade trials. Vision Sciences Society, Journal of Vision, 4(8), 112a, http://journalofvision.org/4/8/112/, doi:10.1167/4.8.112

 

AD-HOC REVIEWER


Cerebral Cortex, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Nature, Neuropsychologia

 

PRESS


CIHR Brain Star Announcement

University of Western Ontario Press Release

Innovations Report

 

SPARE TIME


Example of movie review written by Dr. Connolly: Salvador

 

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