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Penn State University

 

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Research Overview:

The brain is one of the most sophisticated dynamical systems in nature. It consists of a very large number of neurons, and understanding how neurons in the brain carry out computations and how patterns of behavior are generated by activity of neurons is at the forefront of current scientific research. The research in my lab focuses on studies of how activity of neurons in the brain of a songbird codes for the birdís song. We use cutting-edge experimental techniques to record from individual neurons in the brain of a songbird when the bird is singing. Such recordings yield extremely interesting information about the neural mechanisms of organization of the song and, more generally, about the mechanisms of sequence generation by neural circuits.


 

 

Alex Kozhevnikov
Assistant Professor of Physics
contact: akozhevn phys.psu.edu

Department of Physics
Penn State
104 Davey Lab
University Park, PA 16802-6300