Neurobiology of Vocal Communication
Our lab aims to understand the flexible control of complex behavior. We combine traditional neuroethological approaches with behavioral training to study the neural basis of flexible song sequencing in Bengalese finches. We use a wide range of modern systems neuroscience techniques to study neural circuits involved in motor learning and flexible motor control in the avian brain.
- Mar 2023: Lena is presenting at the McGill University Neurobiology and Behavior seminar on March 17
- Mar 2023: Lena is presenting at a Cosyne workshop on "Neural mechanisms of sequence learning and execution" in Montreal on March 14 - it's literally the dream! Also check out Noémi Éltetö & Peter Dayan's poster with us on March 11: Variable syllable context depth in Bengalese finch songs: A Bayesian sequence model
- Mar 2023: Avani is giving a poster at the CIN-NIPS Asia Pacific Systems Neuroscience Symposium on March 10
- Oct 2022: Lena is giving a keynote at NeNa conference. Glad to be back!
- Aug 2022: Lena is speaking at the GRC Acoustic Communication and Avian Cognitive Neuroscience this month
- Jul 2022: Both Avani and Jacqueline are presenting posters at the International Congress Neuroethology in Lisbon
- Apr 2022: Our first PhD student Avani was awarded a PhD fellowship by Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Congratulations, Avani!
- Mar 2022: Lena is presenting (online) at CIN-NIPS Asia Pacific Systems Neuroscience Symposium on March 7 - email CIN support for registration
- Mar 2022: Jacqueline joins as a new Phd student
- Feb 2022: Lena is presenting at this month's Bridging Brains and Bioacoustics seminar: Feb 16, 4pm Register here for zoom link!
- Feb 2022: We received a fellowship from the Daimler and Benz Foundation
- Jan 2022: Lena will present at Cosyne 2022! I cannot wait for my first in-person conference in a long time :-D
- Dec 2022: Lena received the intramural Athene Grant
- Oct 2021: Avani was accepted to the IMPRS PhD program - Congratulations!
- Sep 2021: Csilla finished her Master thesis - Congratulations!
- Jun 2021: Our first Bengalese finch paper is out now in eLife: https://elifesciences.org/articles/61610
- Oct 2020: Avani has joined the lab as our first PhD student
- Jun 2020: Veit Lab is open (with face mask)! I’m looking for motivated BSc, MSc and PhD students to start this fall or later.