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Apurva Prasad

Effects of NCM/CM Lesions of Auditory Cortical Regions in Avians

My research this coming summer will be a continuation of my work in the Theunissen Lab since Spring 2019 where I have been helping to uncover the different effects of lesions to auditory cortical regions of the avian brain. Specifically, my research scope focuses on analyzing and assisting in collecting data produced by operant conditioning of songbirds with and without these lesions. The hope is that these findings will provide greater understanding to auditory memory in avians, with implications for preference, memory capacity, and discrimination of different vocalization sets.

Message to Sponsor

Thank you! Due to your donation I was able to get a better understanding of auditory communication and data analysis, as well as a better grasp of working in a lab environment! Thank you again!
  • Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
  • Mentor: Frederic Theunissen, Psychology