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

  • 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.
  • Kubanek J, Snyder LH, Abrams RA. (2015) Reward and punishment act as distinct factors in guiding behavior. Cognition. 139:154-67.
  • 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.
  • Chang SW, Calton JL, Lawrence BM, Dickinson AR, Snyder LH. (2015) Region-specific summation patterns inform the role of cortical areas in selecting motor plans. Cerebral Cortex. In press.
  • Kubanek J, Li J, Snyder LH. (2015) Motor role of parietal cortex in monkey model of hemi- spatial neglect. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112:E2067-72.
  • Patel GH, Kaplan DM, Snyder LH. (2014) Topographic organization in the brain: searching for general principles. Trends Cogn Sci. 18:351-63.
  • Yttri EA, Wang C, Liu Y, Snyder LH. (2014) The parietal reach region is limb specific and not involved in eye-hand coordination. J Neurophysiol. 111:520-32.
  • Rao V, DeAngelis GC, Snyder LH (2012) Neural correlates of prior expectations of motion in the lateral intraparietal and middle temporal areas. J Neurosci. 32:10063-74.
  • Liu YQ, Yttri EA, Snyder LH (2010) Intention and attention: different functional roles for LIPd and LIPv. Nature Neurosci. 13:495-500.
  • Chang SWC, Papadimitriou C, Snyder LH (2009) Using a compound gain field to compute a reach plan. Neuron. 64:1-14.

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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

2000-2017 National Eye Institute Investigator

2004 EJLB Foundation Scholar Research Programme Award Recipient

2009 Conte Center Investigator

2009-2019 National Mental Heath Institute Investigator

2008 Keynote Speaker, IMRF (International Multisensory Research Forum), Hamburg

2009 Participant, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Symposium on Perception in Art

2012 Invited Speaker, ECNP (European College of Neuropsychopharmacology), Vienna

2014-2016 Editorial Board, Journal of Neurophysiology