Snakes on the brain: Neuroscientist to discuss snake behavior - 2010-04-28
SNAKES ON THE BRAIN: NEUROSCIENTIST TO DISCUSS SNAKE BEHAVIOR
University of Rochester prof speaking May 3 at Paul Smith’s College
CONTACT: Kenneth Aaron, Director of Communications, (518) 327-6297
PAUL SMITHS – A University of Rochester neuroscientist will discuss snake orientation, spatial learning and memory in an upcoming Fisheries & Wildlife Seminar Series lecture at Paul Smith’s College.
David A. Holtzman’s talk, “From Slither to Hither: Spatial Learning and Orientation in Snakes,” will be held from 10:10 – 11 a.m. on Monday, May 3, in the Pine Room of the Joan Weill Student Center. Holtzman’s talk, which has been rescheduled from an earlier date, is free and open to the public.
Holtzman’s research focuses on reptiles, amphibians and birds. Specific interests include neural mechanisms of navigation; learning and memory; and nasal chemosensory systems of snakes. During the presentation, he will talk about his lab experiments and fieldwork with snakes, as well as conservation applications of that research.
The lecture concludes the Fisheries & Wildlife Seminar Series’ spring schedule; another slate of speakers will be announced for the fall.
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