Recruiting students interested in:
Project 1: Electrophysiology
Determine the connectivity and functional influence of the piriform cortex to the processing of chemosensory signals by neurons in the gustatory cortex.
Project 2: Electrophysiology
Characterize how neurons in higher-order brain areas important for decision-making represent experience-dependent chemosensory signals.
Project 3: Behavior
Determine how regions of the flavor network influence the consummatory choice for experienced odors, tastes, and mixtures.
Project 4: Anatomy
Using intersectional viral methods, characterize the anatomical connections between specific neuronal populations of the flavor network.