Crickets hear differently than we do and have surprising ways of dealing with hearing loss. By studying their relatively simple, yet fascinating, auditory system, we can learn much about our own more complex nervous systems.
Hadley Horch, Ph.D., is an associate professor of biology and neuroscience at Bowdoin College. At this science café, she will discuss how she studies crickets to learn about the molecular basis of nerve regeneration, behavior, and development.
The MDI Science Cafés are a program of the MDI Biological Laboratory. They offer a relaxed, informal way to learn about the latest scientific developments. Each café lasts about an hour. Presentations are made in everyday language and questions are welcome.
Cafés are free of charge, and refreshments are available.