Bruce Carlson

Health, Brain Evolution, Communication, and the Diversification of Behavior

Dr. Bruce Carlson’s research on the nervous systems of fish is leading to breakthrough understandings of how these fish — specifically 200 species of African weakly electric fish — communicate with each other and navigate. Knowing the unique electric fields of each species will help Dr. Carlson and his team paint a better picture of how animals behave. He is an associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.




Goals & Impact

Reveal differences in the evolution of sensory systems and neural coding in animals.



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