Neuroscience Seminar Series – Jon H Kaas, PhD
This seminar is a part of the Department of Neuroscience Seminar Series.
Dr Jon Kaas is a the Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
He is also Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology & Professor of Radiology & Radiological Science at Vanderbilt.
Host: Ella Streim-Amit, PhD
Title: “The evolution of the extended dorsal stream of visual processing in primates”
Kaas’s major research interests are in the evolution and functional organization of sensory-perceptual, cognitive, and motor systems, especially in primates, in the development of these systems, and in how these systems are plastic in response to injury and use in developing and adult brains. Special research emphasis is placed on studying visual, auditory and somatosensory systems, but current studies are also concerned with multimodal and sensorimotor integration in parietal and frontal cortex. Research questions are addressed with a range of electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, biochemical, and behavioral techniques. Teaching interests are in neuroscience, biological psychology, and animal behavior.
B.A., Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, Psychology, 1959
Ph.D., Psychology, Duke University, 1965 – Thesis Advisor: I.T. Diamond
Postdoctoral Fellow, Neurophysiology, University of Wisconsin, 1965-1968 – Sponsor: C.N. Woolsey