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Dan Gibson

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Dan's first contact with MIT was at the age of 6 when he declared that MIT was the college of his choice. Dan later obtained a Bachelor's degree at MIT in Course 7 (Life Sciences).

While pursuing his doctorate at Johns Hopkins, he cultivated his loves for engineering, theory and music. After graduation, Dan pursued a path involving multiple forays into various types of music composition and performance, modern and Afro-ethnic dance, and software engineering in New York City.

A recent period of introspection and retrospection led Dan back to the MIT campus, to the Graybiel Lab. When not programming, Dan's interests include dance, playing the djimbe (an African drum), playing keyboards with the Rush tribute band Power Windows, good food, and pursuing interesting trains of thought in areas such as information and thermodynamic entropy and Maxwell's Demon, complexity science (Santa Fe Institute), and theoretical neuroscience.

PUBLICATIONS

DeCoteau WE, Thorn C, Gibson DJ, Courtemanche R, Mitra P, Kubota Y, Graybiel AM.Learning-related coordination of striatal and hippocampal theta rhythms during acquisition of a procedural maze task. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 27;104(13):5644-9.

Decoteau WE, Thorn CA, Gibson DJ, Courtemanche R, Mitra P, Kubota Y, Graybiel AM. Oscillations of local field potentials in the rat dorsal striatum during spontaneous and instructed behaviors. J Neurophysiol. 2007 Feb 28