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Kenneth Catania

Stevenson Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research Interests: 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.

Keywords: sensory systems, mammals, brain, predator-prey, adaptation, animal behavior, comparative neuroanatomy