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Kaas, Jon H., Department of Psychology

Jon Kaas, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
061 Wilson Hall
615-322-7491 (office)

Our interests are in how sensory and motor systems are organized, process information, and relate to behavior. Because we are especially interested in how the human brain is organized, much of our research is on primates, including human brain tissue. Our approaches are anatomical, histochemical, and electrophysiological. We are also quite interested in how these systems recover from injury and adjust to sensory change. We work on visual, somatosensory, auditory and motor systems. Some of our research is on the development of these systems. Other research is comparative, in an effort to understand how mammalian brains vary, and how complex brain systems might have evolved.