Zebra Finch Update 4

This week has been a continuation of last week’s progress where I have been reading literature to adjust my protocol as well as going through the data I have. As I mentioned, I have one clutch of 4 zebra finch chicks and I am measuring their weight as well as observing their behavior– such as […]

Post 1: Inhibitory Control Trials

Tessa Diehl Cage Setup

My Upperclassmen Monroe Project focused on continuing research I had started with the IIBBS lab (Institute for Integrative Bird Behavior Studies) under Professor John Swaddle. My project examined the effect of the anthropogenic neurotoxin, methyl mercury, on the cognitive abilities of zebra finches. In order to study the perturbation of zebra finch cognition, I spent […]