Bence P. Ölveczky
The research in my lab focuses on the principles and mechanisms used by neural circuits to generate complex, learned behaviors. We are using the songbird as a model system, concentrating our efforts on understanding the process of vocal learning. By measuring from and manipulating the circuits involved in this process, we hope to arrive at a mechanistic description of how song learning is implemented by neurons and their connections.
Ölveczky BP, Andalman AS and Fee MS, 2005. Vocal Experimentation in the Juvenile Songbird Requires a Basal Ganglia Circuit. PLoS Biol 3(5): e153 70:412-420.
Smallwood PM, Ölveczky BP, Williams GM, Jacobs HJ, Reese BE, Meister M and Nathans J., 2003. Genetically engineered mice with a novel class of cone photoreceptors: implications for the evolution of color vision. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.100 (20): 11706-11711
Ölveczky BP, Baccus SA and Meister M., 2003. Segregation of object and background motion in the retina. Nature 423: 401-8.
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