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  The Johnson Lab @ FSU



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Our lab is a part of a multi-disciplinary research team focused on understanding the network architecture of the song-control system. Shown below is an abridged circuit schematic of major song regions and their interconnections. We are interested in understanding the type of neural signals that arrive at each region, how these neural signals are transformed within (and relayed by) each region, and how the eventual integration of these neural signals produces the learned song.

Our lab uses behavioral and neuroanatomical approaches which we combine with the electrophysiological and pharmacological expertise of Dr. Richard Hyson (FSU Psychology), the computational expertise of Dr. Richard Bertram (FSU Mathematics), and the statistical and methodological expertise of Dr. Wei Wu (FSU Statistics).

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