Ruey-Song Huang

Brain, Body, and Space (BBS) Lab

 

Institute for Neural Computation
University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive #0559
La Jolla, CA 92093-0559

 

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Education

 

Research Interests

 

Brain, the final frontier. These are the voyages of brain cartographers. Their continuing missions:

To explore strange new maps, to seek out new functions and new connectivity, to BOLD-ly go where no one has gone before.

-- adapted from Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Topological mapping of visual, auditory, sensorimotor, and multisensory areas
  • Linking the brain, body, space, and action
  • Multisensory representations of space in multiple reference frames
  • Spatial and temporal multisensory integration in peripersonal space
  • Multimodal neuroimaging (EEG/fMRI) of sensorimotor maps and dynamics
  • Brain dynamics (EEG/fMRI) during sustained-attention tasks; alertness monitoring
  • Development of MR-compatible devices (Wearable Stimulation Techniques; 4-D multisensory stimulation)

 

Publications

 

Google Scholar

 

Book chapter

Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2018), Chapter 7. Multisensory and Sensorimotor Maps. In: Vallar, G., Coslett, H.B. (Eds.), The Parietal Lobe. Neurological and neuropsychological deficits (Handbook of Clinical Neurology, vol. 151, Elsevier).

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https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/index.php/pressrelease/scientists_construct_google_earth_like_atlas_of_the_human_brain

[Google Earth-like Multilayer Brain Atlas; use Acrobat Reader — Layers panel to show/hide individual layers]

 

Journal papers

  • Chen, C.F., Kreutz-Delgado, K., Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2019), Unraveling the spatiotemporal brain dynamics during a simulated reach-to-eat task. Neuroimage, 185, 58–71. [PDF][Suppl. Material][Movie 1][Movie 2]
  • Huang, R.S., Chen, C.F., Sereno, M.I. (2018), Spatiotemporal integration of looming visual and tactile stimuli near the face. Human Brain Mapping, 39(5), 2156–2176. [PDF][Supporting Info] [https://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/index.php/pressrelease/new_4_d_goggles_allow_wearers_to_be_touched_by_approaching_objects]
  • Huang, R.S., Chen, C.F., Sereno, M.I. (2017), Mapping the complex topological organization of the human parietal face area. Neuroimage, 163, 459–470. [PDF][Suppl.]
  • Chen, C.F., Kreutz-Delgado, K., Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2017), Validation of periodic fMRI signals in response to wearable tactile stimulation. Neuroimage, 150, 99–111. [PDF]
  • Huang, R.S., Chen, C.-F., Sereno, M.I. (2015), Neural substrates underlying the passive observation and active control of translational egomotion. J. Neuroscience, 35(10), 4258-4267. [PDF]
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2014), Multisensory maps in parietal cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 24, 39-46. [PDF]
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2013), Bottom-up retinotopic organization supports top-down mental imagery. The Open Neuroimaging Journal, 7, 58-67. [PDF] [Fig. 1] [Fig. 2] [Fig. 3] [Fig. 4] [Fig. 5]
  • Huang, R.S., Chen, C.-F., Tran, A.T., Holstein, K.L., Sereno, M.I. (2012), Mapping multisensory parietal face and body areas in humans, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 109(44),18114-18119. [PDF]
  • Chuang, S.W., Ko, L.W., Lin, Y.P., Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Lin, C.T. (2012), Co-modulatory spectral changes in independent brain processes are correlated with task performance. Neuroimage, 62(3):1469-1477.
  • Filimon, F., Nelson, J.D., Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2009), Multiple parietal reach regions in humans: cortical representations for visual and proprioceptive feedback during online reaching. J. Neuroscience, 29(9), 2961–2971.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2008), Visual stimulus presentation using fiber optics in the MRI scanner, J. Neuroscience Methods, 169(1), 76-83. [PDF]
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Delorme, A., Makeig, S. (2008), Tonic and phasic electroencephalographic dynamics during continuous compensatory tracking. NeuroImage 39(4), 1896-1909. [PDF]
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2007), Dodecapus: An MR-compatible system for somatosensory stimulation. NeuroImage, 34(3), 1060-1073.  [PDF]
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2006), A human parietal face area contains aligned tactile and visual maps. Nature Neuroscience, 9(10), 1337-1343. [PDF]
  • Pitzalis, S., Galletti, C., Huang, R.S., Patria, F., Committeri, G., Galati, G., Fattori, P., Sereno, M.I. (2006), Wide-field retinotopy defines human cortical visual area V6. J. Neuroscience, 26(30), 7962-7973. [PDF]
  • Kuo, C.J., Lin, T.G., Huang, R.S., Odeh S.F. (2003), Facial model estimation from stereo/mono image sequence. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 5(1), 8-23.
  • Kuo, C.J., Huang, R.S., Lin, T.G. (2002), 3D facial model estimation from single front-view facial image. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology, 12(3), 183-192.
  • Huang, R.S., Tsai, L.L., Kuo, C.J. (2001), Selection of valid and reliable EEG features for predicting auditory and visual alertness levels. Proc. Natl. Sci. Counc. ROC(B): Life Sciences, 25(1), 17-25. [PDF]

 

Conference papers

  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Makeig, S. (2009), Tonic changes in EEG power spectra during simulated driving. In: Schmorrow DD et al. editors. Augmented Cognition, HCII 2009, LNAI 5638, 394–403. [PDF]
  • Huang, R.S., June, T.P., Makeig, S. (2007), Event-related brain dynamics in continuous sustained-attention tasks. 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Beijing, China. [PDF]
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Makeig, S. (2007), Multi-scale EEG brain dynamics during sustained attention tasks. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Honolulu, Hawaii. [PDF]
  • Viirre, E., Wing, S., Huang, R.S., Strychacz, C., Koo, C., Stripling, R., Cohn, J., Chase, B., Jung, T.P. (2006), EEG markers of spatial disorientation. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Augmented Cognition, San Francisco, CA
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Makeig, S. (2005), Analyzing event-related brain dynamics in continuous compensatory tracking tasks. Proc. 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Shanghai, China. [PDF]
  • Huang, R.S., Lin, T.G., Chen, C.C., Kuo, C.J., Liang, C.C. (1998), Multiresolution 3D facial model compression. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP98), Chicago, IL.
  • Kuo, C.J., Huang, R.S., Lin, T.G. (1997), Synthesizing lateral face from frontal facial image using anthropometric estimation. Proc. IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP97), Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Kuo, C.J., Huang, R.S., Lin, T.G. (1997), Constructing 3D facial model based on only one 2D frontal facial image by anthropometric estimation, Proc. Workshop on Consumer Electronics, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Huang, R.S., Kuo, C.J., Tsai, L.L. (1996), EEG pattern recognition-arousal states detection and classification, Proc. IEEE International Conference on Neural Network (ICNN), Washington, D.C.

 

Abstracts

  • Huang, R.S., Chen, C.-F., Holstein, K.L., Sereno, M.I. (2013), Watch your head, watch your step: Imaging the neural basis of obstacle avoidance during self-motion. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego.
  • Huang, R.S., Chen, C.-F., Tran, A.T., Holstein, K.L., Sereno, M.I. (2011), Aligned visual-tactile homunculi in superior parietal lobule. 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2010), Two-dimensional somatotopic mapping of the human face. 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Huang, R.S., Nez, R., Sereno, M.I. (2009), Imaging neural basis of imagined navigation inside a building. 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S., Filimon, F. (2009), Four attempts to find posterior object-centered visual maps. 39th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Huang, R.S., Hagler Jr., D.J., Saygin, A.P., Sereno, M.I. (2009), Comprehensive retinotopy in humans using wide-field phase-encoded video. 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, USA.
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Delorme A., Makeig S. (2009), Tonic and phasic brain dynamics during responses to simulated driving challenges. 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, USA.
  • Chuang, S.W., Jeng, J.L., Ko, L.W., Huang, R.S., Duann, J.R., Jung,T.P., Lin, C.T. (2009), Assessing EEG spectral comodulation in a realistic driving experiment using independent components analysis. 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, USA.
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Ramirez R., Akalin-Acar Z., Sereno, M.I., Makeig S. (2008), Multimodal neuroimaging of somatosensory cortex during somatotopic air-puff stimulation. 14th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jung, T.P., Ko, L.W., Jeng, J.-L., Huang, R.S., Liang, S.F., Lin, C.T. (2007), EEG spectral changes from alertness to drowsiness in a dynamic driving simulator. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., R. Ramirez, Sereno, M.I., Makeig S. (2007), Independent component analysis of high-density EEG during somatotopic air-puff stimulation. 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2007), Imaging neural basis of saccades to remembered object-centered locations. 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Duann, J.R., Makeig S., Sereno, M.I. (2007), Multiscale BOLD dynamics during simulated driving. 13th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Nunez R., Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2007), Neural basis of metaphorical abstraction: An fMRI study of ego- reference-point spatial construals of time. Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New York.
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2006), Multisensory interactions and cognitive functions in a human parietal face area (VIP). 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2006), Mapping cortical representations of body-centered distance using MR-compatible fiber optics. 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Duann, J.R., Makeig S., Sereno, M.I. (2006), Imaging event-related brain dynamics during continuous driving. 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2006), Dodecapus: A MR-compatible system for somatosensory stimulation. 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy.
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2006), High-resolution mapping and multisensory interactions in the human parietal face area. 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy.
  • Pitzalis, S., Galletti, C., Huang, R.S., Patria, F., Committeri, G., Galati, G., Fattori, P., Sereno, M.I. (2006), Visuotopic properties of the putative human homologue of the macaque V6A. 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Florence, Italy.
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Duann, J.R., Makeig S., Sereno, M.I. (2005), Imaging brain dynamics during continuous driving using independent component analysis. 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S. (2005), Mapping the ventral intraparietal area (VIP) in humans. 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I. (2005), Mapping human homologue of ventral intraparietal (VIP) area of Macaque. 11th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Toronto, Canada.
  • Huang, R.S., Sereno, M.I., Jung, T.P. (2005), Performance of heading estimation in single- and dual-task experiments. The International Conference on Attentional Control, Chia-Yi, Taiwan.
  • Huang, R.S., Jung, T.P., Makeig, S. (2004), Analyzing brain dynamics in a continuous compensatory tracking task.  34th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
  • Sereno, M.I., Huang, R.S., Saygin, A., Filimon, F., Hagler, D. (2004), Retinotopy of human cortex using phase-encoded video. 34th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
  • Huang, R.S., Tsai, L.L., Kuo, C.J. (1996), EEG mean frequency correlated with behavioral alertness. Proc. The 10th Association of Professional Sleep Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

 

Invention






4-D Goggles






Wearable Tactile Stimulation Suits


 





Dodecapus:
MR-Compatible
Somatosensory
Stimulator

Dodecapus(Courtesy Marty Sereno)