- Graduate Student
- Through my research I hope to achieve a greater understanding of the ways in which neuronal circuits develop and are changed during learning to produce stereotyped behaviors. I have a particular interest in the ways in which sensory and motor systems integrate information. My current research explores how an impoverished auditory experience can affect the intrinsic properties of neurons that encode vocal motor behaviors. To investigate this, we use the songbird model of vocal motor learning. Research into the circuitry of vocal motor learning in the songbird allows us to explore the fundamental properties of how the brain encodes and integrates information, giving us new insights into the processes that underlie learning, memory, and motor production.
- Recent Publications
Daou A, Ross MT, Johnson F, Hyson RL, Bertram R, Electrophysiological characterization and computational models of HVC neurons in the zebra finch, J Neurophysiol, 2013 PubMed Stauffer TR, Elliott KC, Ross MT, Basista MJ, Hyson RL, Johnson F, Axial organization of a brain region that sequences a learned pattern of behavior, J Neurosci, 2012 PubMed
Richard Hyson, Psychology