Research Abstract

Our laboratory studies small circuits underlying cognition in the non-human primate model. Currently, we have projects involving spatial representation, memory and movement; eye-hand and bimanual coordination; and correlation-based functional connectivity. In the past we have worked on topics including effector-selective circuits underlying movement, cognitive switch costs, and neuronal correlates of rewards... read more

Selected Publications

  • Mitra A, Kraft A, Wright P, Acland B, Snyder AZ, Rosenthal Z, Czerniewski L, Bauer A, Snyder L, Culver J, Lee JM, Raichle ME. Spontaneous Infra-slow Brain Activity Has Unique Spatiotemporal Dynamics and Laminar Structure. Neuron. 2018 98(2):297-305.e6.
  • Mooshagian E, Wang C, Holmes CD, Snyder LH. Single Units in the Posterior Parietal Cortex Encode Patterns of Bimanual Coordination. Cereb Cortex. 2018 28(5):1549-1567.
  • Papadimitriou C, White RL 3rd, Snyder LH. Ghosts in the Machine II: Neural Correlates of Memory Interference from the Previous Trial. Cereb Cortex. 2017 27(4):2513-2527.
  • Bentley WJ, Li JM, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME, Snyder LH. Oxygen Level and LFP in Task-Positive and Task-Negative Areas: Bridging BOLD fMRI and Electrophysiology. Cereb Cortex. 2016 26(1):346-57.
  • Patel GH, Yang D, Jamerson EC, Snyder LH, Corbetta M, Ferrera VP (2015) Functional evolution of new and expanded attention networks in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 112:9454-9.
  • Li JM, Bentley WJ, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME, Snyder LH. (2015) Functional connectivity arises from a slow rhythmic mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112:E2527-35.
  • Liu YQ, Yttri EA, Snyder LH (2010) Intention and attention: different functional roles for LIPd and LIPv. Nature Neurosci. 13:495-500.
  • Stoet G, Snyder LH. Neural correlates of executive control functions in 
    the monkey. Trends Cogn Sci. 2009 13(5):228-34.

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Lawrence Snyder, MD, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience

Washington University
School of Medicine
Campus Box 8108
East McDonnell Medical Sciences, 313
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-3530

Other Information

1982, AB, English Princeton University

1992, MD, Medicine University of Rochester

1992, PhD, Physiology University of Rochester

Selected Honors
1998-1999 Washington University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute Award

1998-2000 Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

2001 Klingenstein Fellow

2000-2024 National Eye Institute Investigator

2004 EJLB Foundation Scholar Research Programme Award Recipient

2009-2019 National Mental Heath Institute Investigator

2012-2017 Co-Director, Washington University Neuroscience Program

2014-2019 Editorial Board, Journal of Neurophysiology

2015-2018 Program Committee, Society for Neuroscience