Seminars & Events

Thursday, September 11, 2014: Dr. Bevil Conway (Wellesley College) will speak on his research in visual neuroscience and color at 4:30 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.

Monday, October 27, 2014: Dr. Todd Gould (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Genes to behaviors to treatments in bipolar disorder" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195

Friday, December 5, 2014:  Dr. Brian Mathur (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Braking bad: Aberrant inhibitory neurotransmission in addiction" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.


Alumni Highlight

Check out Jordan Gaines Lewis '11's award-winning blog, Gaines on Brains.




SMP Spotlight

Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus present their SMP
Katie Gluskin and Jeff Haus, "Entorhinal Cortex Lesions, Habituation, and Latent Inhibition," 2013. Gluskin and Haus, the 2013 co-winners of the Neuroscience Award, infused a neurotoxin into the entorhinal cortex of rats to induce a lesion, and measured the resulting habituation and latent inhibition behavior within a fear conditioning paradigm.


Nguyen, Minh Bao (2010).   Effect of white noise on primary stress response in zebrafish (Danio rerio).   Mentor: Dr. John Ramcharitar


Very little is known about the effects of chronic anthropogenic noise on fish physiology. Furthermore, little research has been done on the stress response of fishes to long-term noise exposure. Zebrafish are an appealing model for a noise/stress study because they are hearing specialists and a model organism. In this study, zebrafish (Danio rerio) are exposed to Gaussian white noise (114 db re1uPa) over a one hour period. Zebrafish cortisol levels are tested at 0, 15, 20, 40, and 60 minutes of white noise exposure to determine stress response. Cortisol concentrations over time did not prove significant against each other (ANOVA; p > 0.05).