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Faculty Directory: Behavior & Evolutionary Neuroscience

    Interests:
  • Active sensation and the construction of sensory representations
  • Olfactory processing, generalization and perception, learning and memory

 
    Interests:
  • Neural basis of female bird song discrimination
  • Interplay between the hippocampus and other brain areas in spatial memory
  • Behavior and brain evolution

 
    Interests:
  • Theories and models of sensory coding and visual processing
  • Visual perception
  • Relations between the structure of the natural environment andthe representation of that environment by sensory systems

 
    Interests:
  • Structure and function of the vertebrate nervous system, particularly the visual system and the cerebral cortex

 
    Interests:
  • Social learning, with a focus on the development of speech and language
  • Prelinguistic vocal development
  • Early word learning
  • Psychobiology of parental behavior
  • Comparative approaches to the development and evolution of communication

 
    Interests:
  • Photorefractive methods of determining focusing ability of infants and young children
  • High-order aberrations of the eye
  • Physiological optics in various species

 
    Interests:
  • Improvements in sensory test methods applied to food analysis
  • Effects of stimulus context on psychophysical judgments
  • Studies of taste, smell and oral tactile perception

 
    Interests:
  • Effects of nutrition on behavior
  • Control of food intake and body weight
  • Obesity
  • Nutrition and health

 
    Interests:
  • Neural basis of sensory information processing

 
    Interests:
  • Understanding proximate control of social behavior

 
    Interests:
  • Sexual differentiation of behavior
  • Mate choice and social relationships in pair-bonding birds

 
    Interests:
  • Risk and rationality
  • False memory

 
    Interests:
  • Neural mediation of learning and memory
  • Spatial navigation
  • Instrumental learning
  • Attention

 
    Interests:
  • Determining the nature and underlying neural basis of developmental cognitive disorders
  • Prenatal cocaine exposure
  • Early lead exposure
  • Transgenic models of developmental disorders