Leah Krubizer

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Leah Krubitzer is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience at the University of California, Davis.  She attended Pennsylvania State University where she received a BS degree, and did her graduate work at Vanderbilt University, where she received her PhD in Physiological Psychology.  She spent over six years in Australia, at the University of Queensland where she studied a number of primitive mammals including the duckbilled platypus and the spiny ant eater.  Dr.

Cortical plasticity within and across lifetimes. Leah Krubitzer

Tuesday, 3 September, 2013 - 09:30 to 11:00

The neocortex is the part of the brain that is involved in perception, cognition, and volitional motor control. In mammals it is a highly dynamic structure that has been dramatically altered within an individual’s lifetime and in different lineages throughout the course of evolution.  These alterations account for the remarkable variations in behavior that species exhibit.

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