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Mammalian Sensory Systems with a Focus on Cortical Organization, Function, and Development

Ken Catania
Professor of Biological Sciences
615-936-8277 (office)

In my laboratory, we study the organization and function of mammalian sensory systems. Our investigations take a wide range of approaches including studies of animal behavior, investigation of peripheral sensory receptor structure and function, and studies of the organization of the central nervous system with an emphasis on neocortex. Information from these different approaches is integrated to obtain a broad view of how animal behavior, sensory receptors, and central nervous systems have evolved to meet the challenges mammals face in diverse sensory worlds.

For more information, please visit the lab website.