Recruiting students interested in:

Connectivity

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.

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Function

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.