Mark Blumberg

Mark Blumberg
F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1988
Office: 
W312 SSH
Office Phone: 
319-335-2405
Fax Number: 
319-335-0191
Curriculum Vitae: 
Lab: 
315 SLP
Lab Phone: 
319-353-3975
Research Interests: 

Neural bases and functions of sleep; developmental contributions of sleep-related spontaneous motor activity to sensorimotor integration; biological rhythms; development and evolution of behavior

Research Group: 
Representative Publications: 

Blumberg, M. S., & Dooley, J. C. Phantom limbs, neuroprosthetics, and the developmental origins of embodiment. Trends in Neurosciences, 40, 603-612, 2017.

Del Rio-Bermudez, C., Kim, J., Sokoloff, G., and Blumberg, M. S. Theta oscillations during active sleep synchronize the developing rubro-hippocampal sensorimotor network. Current Biology, 27, 1413-1424, 2017.

Blumberg, M. S. Development evolving: The origins and meanings of instinct. WIREs Cognitive Science, 2016. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1371

Tiriac, A., & Blumberg, M. S. Gating of reafference in the external cuneate nucleus during self-generated movements in wake but not sleep. eLife, 5, p. e18749, 2016.

Blumberg, M. S., Coleman, C. M., Sokoloff, G., Weiner, J. A., Fritzsch, B., & McMurray, B. Development of twitching in sleeping infant mice depends on sensory experience. Current Biology, 25, 656-662, 2015. 

Blumberg, M. S. Developing sensorimotor systems in our sleep. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 24, 32-37, 2015.