Research Opportunities in Neuroscience
Students have the opportunity to develop their research skills via hands-on experience in a number of lab courses: they can study animal behavior and physiology in the comparative animal physiology lab, human physiological processes and brain activity in the biopsychology lab, a brain's response to drugs in the microdialysis lab, or the communication and sensory abilities of various mammals in the comparative perception lab. Indeed, many students make self-directed research a key component of their neuroscience studies. With the help of faculty members or on their own, many students pursue on-campus as well as off-campus internships in research labs.
Student projects in recent years include:
Sex-dependent effects of fluvoxamine on 22-kHz ultrasonic vocalization of rats in an elevated T-maze. (Honors thesis presented by Yuliya N. Yoncheva '04 in preparation for submission to Neuroscience Letters)
Behavioral measures of auditory filter shapes at high frequencies in the chinchilla auditory system. (Summer science research project by Rhoda Raji '01, also presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research)
The effect of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine reuptake inhibition on play behavior in male Sprague-Dawley rats. (Independent research project by Gregory V. Carr '04, also presented at the 2004 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience)
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