Jagmeet S. Kanwal


Associate Professor
Georgetown University
Journal Editor of Neuroscience of Decision Making
E-mail: ndm.editorial@degruyteropen.com
Page: http://neurology.georgetown.edu/research/kanwallab/

Fields of interest: 

Neuroscience of decision-making

Socioemotional integration and auditory processing in the amygdala

Audiovocal social communication in bats: neurobiology and social behavior

Cortical plasticity, hemispheric asymmetry and multiplexed processing in single neurons and small networks

Cortical “representation” and encoding of acoustic signals and syntax

Neurocognitive mechanisms of music perception

Recent publications:

Clement M.J. and Kanwal J.S.:
Simple syllabic calls accompany discrete behavior patterns in captive Pteronotus parnellii: An illustration of the motivation-structure hypothesis.
The Scientific World Journal, article ID 128695, doi:10.1100/2012/128695 (2012)

Kanwal J.S.:
Right-left asymmetry in the cortical processing of sounds for social communication vs. navigation in mustached bats.
Eur J Neurosci, 35: 257-270 (2012)

Naumann, R.T. and Kanwal J.S.:
The basolateral amygdala responds robustly to social calls: spiking characteristics of single unit activity.
J. Neurophysiol. 105:2389-2404 (2011)

Ma, J., Naumann, R.T. and Kanwal J.S.:
Fear conditioned discrimination of frequency modulated sweeps within species-specific calls of mustached bats.
PLoS ONE, 5:1-12. e10579 (2010)

Wang, J. Kanwal J.S., Zhang, C., Jiang. T. Lu, G. and Feng, J.:
Seasonal habitat use by greater horseshoe bat Rhinolophus ferrumequinum (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Changbai Mountain temperate forest, Northeast China.
Mammalia 74:257–266 (2010)

Medvedev AV, and Kanwal J.S.:
Communication call-evoked gamma-band activity in the auditory cortex of awake bats is modified by complex acoustic features.
Brain Res. Jan 10;1188:76-86 (2008)

Washington S.D. and Kanwal J.S.:
DSCF neurons within the primary auditory cortex of the mustached bat process frequency modulations present within social calls.
J. Neurophysiol. DOI: 10.1152/jn.90442 (2008)

Kanwal J.S. and Rauschecker, J.P.:
Auditory Cortex of Bats and Primates: Managing species-specific calls for social communication.
Front Biosci. 12:4621-4640 (2007)

Medvedev A.V and Kanwal J.S.:
Local field potentials and spiking activity in the primary auditory cortex in response to social calls.
J. Neurophysiol. 92:52-65 (2004)

Kanwal J.S.  and Prasada Rao P.D.:
Oxytocin within auditory nuclei: a neuromodulatory function in sensory processing?
NeuroReport. 13:2193-2197 (2002)

Medvedev A.V., Chiao F., and Kanwal J.S.:
Modeling complex sound perception: grouping harmonics with combination-sensitive neurons.
Biological Cybernetics 86:497-505 (2002)

Kanwal J.S., Gordon M., Peng J.P., and Esser, K.-H.:
Auditory responses from the frontal cortex in the mustached bat, Pteronotus parnellii.
NeuroReport. 11:367-372 (2000)