Progressing Toward Hearing Loss

105 106 Intensity Data

At this point (week 6), I have successfully moved into ISC, have completed a pair of experiments, and just this past week begun another two. The completed pair consists of 4 birds that all received 1 hour of noise at approximately 110dB.  [This is different than described in my previous post.]  Looking at the data […]

Hearing Birds and Moving Materials

This is my third week researching this summer and I have already completed two preliminary experiments.  These were designed to test my method of inducing hearing loss in zebra finch.  It appears unfortunately that the current method is not sufficient to induce any obvious form of hearing loss.  So I’ll turn the volume up! Previously […]

Update 1: Injection Series

The first portion of my research project is currently underway. This project will be looking at the effects of nicotine exposure in an adolescent on context-dependent memory retrieval as adults. The first phase of this experiment, therefore, is to expose adolescent rats to nicotine. This is done through abdominal injections in an injection series. The […]