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Laboratory for Comparative Studies of Learning

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In our lab, we combine educational, behavioral, anatomical, electrophysiological, optogenetic and neuroimaging approaches to investigate how the brain enables us to learn. 

Presently, we are focused on studies of: 1) the ways that new technologies can be harnessed to help students learn foundational concepts in introductory science courses, and 2) the neural mechanisms that underlie how male birds learn and maintain their songs, and how female birds evaluate the quality of those songs to choose their mates.  Those projects are elaborated on the Research page.

I am always looking for talented and highly self-motivated people to join the lab.  If you are interested in joining the lab as a PostDoc, Graduate Student or Undergraduate Student, please contact me and we can work together to explore possible opportunities. 

Neurons in the songbird brain