Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Life Sciences
Ph.D. University of Washington, 1978
Research Interests: My research is aimed at the understanding the sensory control of behavior in insects. I study visual neurons that direct flight in the dragonfly using a combination of techniques ranging from single neuron recording and dye injection, to high-speed video analysis of flight behavior during aerial pretty interception. I am especially interested in the use of visual information to predict the future location of objects in space.
- Olberg, R. M., Seaman, R. C., Coats M. I., and Henry, A. F. (2007). Eye movements and target fixation during dragonfly prey-interception flights. J. Comp. Physiol. 193:685-693.
- Olberg, R. M., Worthington A. H., Fox J. L., Bessette, C. E. and Loosemore, M. P. (2005). Prey size selection and distance estimation in foraging adult dragonflies. J Comp Physiol. 191:791-797.
- Adelman, T. L., Bialek, W. and Olberg, R. M. (2003). The information content of receptive fields. (Neuron 40:823-833).
Courses: Introduction to Neurobiology (BIO 362) and Neural Circuits and Behavior (BIO 365).
Office: Butterfield 314