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Dr Berthold Hedwig

Abstract:

BRAIN CIRCUITS FOR AUDITORY PATTER RECOGNITION:

Based on our recent progress the project aims at analysing neural circuits for auditory pattern recognition in brains of insects. The candidate will use a combination of neurophysiology, calcium imaging and behavioural studies to analyse the design and functional principles of identified neurons and neural circuits for auditory pattern recognition.

References:

  1. Hedwig B. (2014) Towards an Understanding of the neural basis of acoustic communication in crickets. In: B Hedwig (ed) Insect Hearing and Acoustic Communication. Springer 2014, pp:123-143    
  2. Kostarakos K and Hedwig B (2012) Calling song recognition in female crickets: Temporal tuning of identified brain neurons matches behaviour. J Neuroscience 32:9601-9612    
  3. Zorović M and Hedwig B (2013) Descending brain neurons in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus (de Geer): Auditory responses and impact on walking. J Comp Physiol A 199:25-34

Dr Berthold Hedwig

Dr Berthold Hedwig
Department of Zoology
Office Phone: 01223 336603