TEACHING

 
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CURRENT TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE

Neuroethology of predation and escape
Online seminar: Summer Semester -  Tuesday, 10:00-11:30

 

RESEARCH PROJECT: NEUROBIOLOGY OF BIRDS

6 week research internship

Research methods range from behavior, anatomy, electrophysiology, and programming. Contact Janie Ondracek to discuss current research opportunities.

 
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NEUROSCIENCE OF VISION

Block Course: Summer Semester - Lecture Free Period (July-September)
3 weeks of intensive lectures and lab practicals: 9:00-12:00 lecture; 13:00-17:00 lab practical.

Week 1 and 2 covers topics ranging from animal vision, eye anatomy, color, motion, and depth vision. Lab practicals include eye dissections, eye tracking, and grasshopper vision (among others). Week 3 covers computational aspects of vision research including receptive field estimation, retinotopic maps and optics.

 

RHYTHMS OF THE BRAIN

Block Course:  Winter Semester - Lecture Free Period (October).

3 weeks of intensive lectures and lab practicals: 9:00-12:00 lecture; 13:00-17:00 lab practical.

Course teaches students about electrical oscillations of the brain. Week 1 focuses on the anatomical structures that give rise to oscillations from a micro-, meso-, and macro- perspective. Students perform EEG experiments on themselves to investigate common rhythms involved in vision, and hearing, and sleep. Week 2 proves a crash course on signal processing in Matlab and Python, where students learn common approaches to perform spectral analysis of real data. The final week involves designing and running a final experiment combining the theoretical and analysis knowledge gained in the first weeks.