Keio University/USF Collaboration in Psychology and Neuroscience

       Our lab organized an international joint seminar for researchers in Psychology and Neuroscience in January, 2011. Five researchers from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, visited us to present their research. Our graduate student, Leilani Kellogg, presented her research on the effects of traumatic brain injury on Alzheimer's disease transgenic mice. Read more about it here.

Virtual pigeon Demonstration

       As part of our ongoing study on the avian visual system, we investigated which specific features are important for triggering these behavioral reactions. We used video playbacks of live pigeons, and more recently computer animations of pigeons ('virtual pigeons'), as stimuli and studied how real animals react to these stimuli. Our results suggest that birds need, not just one critical feature, but many diverse features to "recognize" a potential mate.