Biology Department
Robert Olberg

Robert Olberg

Job Title
Research Professor
Butterfield Hall 314
Biology, Neuroscience

Research interests

The sensory control of behavior in insects


  • 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).

Additional media


Neurobiology (BIO 242) and Experimental Neurobiology (BIO 362)

Academic credentials

B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., University of Washington