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.
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).