Ocenus Seminar

João Bacelo (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte) will present a seminar entitled "Behavioral physiology of electric fish" at 12.00 am at CIIMAR facilities.

In this seminar he will review the principles of electroreception, electrolocation and electrocommunication, and will present data on the physiology of the neuronal networks involved in the information processing of the electrosensory system of Mormyridae. Particularly, he will focus on the question of how sensory images are encoded in the patterns of action potentials within each level of processing, and which features of the sensory input are thus detected, and how the system is able to reliably estimate distances.