Sensorium 2018

An Annual Symposium of Sensory Biology and Ecology

November 10, 2018

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About The Event

Sensorium is an annual one day scientific meeting of regional researchers in sensory biology and ecology. Join us on November 10th at Purdue University to share your work through discussion and posters and to network with others in the area to learn more about their work and to investigate potential research collaborations.

Where

Beck Agricultural Center
Purdue University

When

November 10, 2018
12:00-9:00 PM

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Networking Lunch

Please join us for lunch as well as some time to chat, network, and set up your posters.

Oral Presentations Session #1

1:00pm - Begin Sessions with Announcements and Welcome to Sensorium 2018!

 

1:10pm- A unifying eye-development model within arthropods

Elke Buschbeck

University of Cincinnati (elke.buschbeck@uc.edu)

 

1:20pm- Zika virus pathogenesis in the developing inner ear

Ankita Thawani, Nabilah H Sammudin, Hannah Reygaerts, Vidhya Munnamalai, Richard J. Kuhn, and Donna M. Fekete

Purdue University (athawan@purdue.edu)

 

1:30pm- The chemical basis of individual identity signals:  Shell pigment concentrations track the unique appearance of Common Murre eggs

Mark E. Hauber, Alexander L. Bond, Amy-Lee Kouwenberg, Gregory J. Robertson, Erpur S. Hansen, Mande Holford, Miri Dainson, Alec Luro, and James Dale
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (mhauber@illinois.edu)

 

1:40pm- Braitenberg bats: modeling sensorimotor loops using robots and simulations

Dieter Vanderelst and Carl Mansour

University of Cincinnati (vanderdt@ucmail.uc.edu)

 

1:50pm- Photoreceptor Recycling in Thermonectus marmoratus

Rose Conley, Elke Buschbeck and Birgit Ehmer

University of Cincinnati (conleyre@mail.uc.edu)

 

2:00pm- Diet changes saliva

Cordelia A. Running

Purdue University (crunning@purdue.edu)

 

2:10pm- Color variation in Old World leaf warbler plumage patches

Kristina Fialko

University of Chicago (fialko@uchicago.edu)

Poster Session #1 (and coffee break)

1. Investigating the Role of Temporal Fine Structure in Everyday Hearing

Agudemu Borjigan and Hari Bharadwaj

Purdue University (aagudemu@purdue.edu)

 

2. Motley Views: investigating the importance of receiver vantage point in shaping the appearance of a myrmecomorph spider
Alexis N. Dodson, David Outomuro, Ana Wiatr and Nathan I. Morehouse

University of Cincinnati (dodsonas@mail.uc.edu)

 

3. Visual fields and retinal morphology of Bald and Golden eagles

Benjamin Goller, Patrice E. Baumhardt, Todd Katzner, Jeff Lucas, and Esteban Fernández-Juricic

Purdue University (gollerb@purdue.edu)

 

4. If the world were so bright: examining the effects of artificial light at night on behavior

Kelly Jackson and Paul Moore

Bowling Green State University (kelmjac@bgsu.edu)

 

5. Moving Up: A Gravity Sensation Assay of Danaus plexippus (Monarch Butterflies)
Mitchell Kendzel and Patrick Guerra

University of Cincinnati (kendzemj@mail.uc.edu)

 

6. A critical evaluation of TRPA1-mediated locomotor behavior in zebrafish as a screening tool for novel analgesic drug discovery
MeeJung Ko, Logan Ganzen, Emre Coskun,Yuk Fai Leung and Richard van Rijn

Purdue University (ko59@purdue.edu)

 

7. Acoustic baits reveal non-random community network structure in frog-biting midges (Diptera: Corethrellidae) and their frog hosts
Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte, Brian C. Leavell and Ximena E. Bernal

Purdue University (gkvifte@purdue.edu)

 

8. Good vibrations: Female response to signal components in Schizocosa wolf spiders

Madeline M. Lallo and George W. Uetz

University of Cincinnati (lallomm@mail.uc.edu)

 

9. Extended electroretinogram (ERG) analysis to probe for genetically induced photoreceptor deficiencies in Drosophila melanogaster
Duc A. Le, Tiffany A. Cook and Elke K. Buschbeck

University of Cincinnati (le2da@mail.uc.edu)

 

10. The evolution of plumage sexual dichromatism in a globally-distributed avian genus, the true thrushes
Alec Luro and Mark Hauber

University of Illinois (alec.b.luro@gmail.com)

 

11. Vehicle speed differentially impacts anuran vocal response to traffic noise
Ryan Madden, Henry Legett and Ximena Bernal

Purdue University (ryanmadden94@outlook.com)

 

12. Evolution of Color Vision via Adaptive Landscapes
David Morris, David Outomuro and Nathan Morehouse

University of Cincinnati (morri2dd@mail.uc.edu)

 

13. Can fish see the bait on the hook? Exploring the visual ecology of Lake Erie fishes.
Chelsey Nieman, A.L. Oppliger and S.M. Gray

The Ohio State University (nieman.36@osu.edu)

 

14. The evolution of color vision across jumping spiders
David Outomuro, Daniel B. Zurek, Lisa A. Taylor, Thomas W. Cronin, Bhavya Dharmaraaj, Krushnamegh Kunte and Nathan I. Morehouse

University of Cincinnati (outomuro.david@gmail.com)

 

15. Pten Deletion Rescues Fiber Cell Differentiation Defects in FGFR-Deleted Lens Epithelial Explants
Stephanie Padula, Elaine Sidler, Brad Wagner and Michael L. Robinson

Miami University (padulasl@miamioh.edu)

 

16. Visual channels encoding luminance remain segregated across multiple stages of neural processing
Estuardo Robles, Nicholas P. Fields and Herwig Baier

Purdue University (roblese@purdue.edu)

 

17. Sensory mechanisms for localizing spermatophores in the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), an aquatic salamander
Taylor Rupp and Heather Eisthen

Michigan State University (rupptay1@msu.edu)

 

18. Zika virus tropism in the early developing brain and inner ear of the chicken embryo
Ankita Thawani, Nabilah H. Sammudin, Hannah Raygaerts, Devika Sirohi, Vidhya Munnamalai, Richard J. Kuhn and Donna M. Fekete

Purdue University (nchesamm@purdue.edu)

 

19. Auditory Temporal Coding Quantified with Minimally-Invasive Mass-Potential Recordings
Mark Sayles, Shulan Xiao, Yun Wen Chu and Ravinderjit Singh

Purdue University (saylesm@purdue.edu)

 

20. Neural sensitivity to Dynamic Binaural Cues: human EEG and chinchilla single-unit responses
Ravinderjit Singh, Hari Bharadwaj and Mark Sayles

Purdue University (singh415@purdue.edu)

 

21. Is shyness strength? Dynamic exposure effects on individual personality
Alexandra N. Steele and Paul A. Moore

Bowling Green State University (ansteel@bgsu.edu)

 

22. Sensory Constraints on Individual Recognition and Inter-Individual Spacing
Rebecca Trapp and Esteban Fernández-Juricic

Purdue University (rtrapp@purdue.edu)

 

23. Modeling Dynamic Chemical Distributions in Artificial Stream Systems
Kristi K. Weighman and Paul A. Moore

Bowling Green State University (kkweigh@bgsu.edu)

 

24. How do cichlids "see" a changing world?
Bethany L. Williams, Tiffany L. Atkinson, Richard C. Oldham, Taylor K. Hrabak, Lauren M. Pintor and Suzanne M. Gray
The Ohio State University (williams.4234@osu.edu)

Oral Presentations Session #2

3:10pm- A critical evaluation of TRPA1-mediated locomotor behavior in zebrafish as a screening tool for novel analgesic drug discovery

MeeJung Ko, Logan Ganzen, Emre Coskun, Yuk Fai Leung, and Richard van Rijn

Purdue University (ko59@purdue.edu)

 

3:20pm- Sorting out birds along the color vision continuum: from a unidimensional to a multidimensional approach

Esteban Fernández-Juricic and Patrice E. Baumhardt

Purdue University (efernan@purdue.edu)

 

3:30pm- Can the mice see optical illusions?

Alexandr Pak and Alexander A. Chubykin

Purdue University (chubykin@purdue.edu)

 

3:40pm- Comparison of Psychometric and Neurometric Amplitude-Modulation Detection Thresholds in Chinchillas

Amanda Maulden and Michael Heinz

Purdue University (amaulden@purdue.edu)

 

3:50pm- Drug Screening and Hit Identification for Night Blindness with Zebrafish
Logan Ganzen and Yuk Fai Leung

Purdue University (lganzen@purdue.edu)

 

4:00pm- Effects of bacterial infection on female visual assessment of male courtship signals in the wolf spider species, Schizocosa ocreata (Hentz)

Olivia Bauer-Nilsen, Alex Sweger and George Uetz

University of Cincinnati (bauernoa@mail.uc.edu)

 

4:10pm- Manipulating endogenous serotonin affects neural activity and functional connectivity in male mice during playback of female vocalizations
Christopher L. Petersen, Bhumi Patel, Sarah E.D. Davis, and Laura M. Hurley

Indiana University – Bloomington (chlpete@indiana.edu)

 

4:20pm- Effects of Predator Size Cues on Prey Foraging Behavior
Tyler Wood and Paul Moore

Bowling Green State University (tcwood@bgsu.edu)

Poster Session #2 (and coffee break)

1. Investigating the Role of Temporal Fine Structure in Everyday Hearing

Agudemu Borjigan and Hari Bharadwaj

Purdue University (aagudemu@purdue.edu)

 

2. Motley Views: investigating the importance of receiver vantage point in shaping the appearance of a myrmecomorph spider
Alexis N. Dodson, David Outomuro, Ana Wiatr and Nathan I. Morehouse

University of Cincinnati (dodsonas@mail.uc.edu)

 

3. Visual fields and retinal morphology of Bald and Golden eagles

Benjamin Goller, Patrice E. Baumhardt, Todd Katzner, Jeff Lucas, and Esteban Fernández-Juricic

Purdue University (gollerb@purdue.edu)

 

4. If the world were so bright: examining the effects of artificial light at night on behavior

Kelly Jackson and Paul Moore

Bowling Green State University (kelmjac@bgsu.edu)

 

5. Moving Up: A Gravity Sensation Assay of Danaus plexippus (Monarch Butterflies)
Mitchell Kendzel and Patrick Guerra

University of Cincinnati (kendzemj@mail.uc.edu)

 

6. A critical evaluation of TRPA1-mediated locomotor behavior in zebrafish as a screening tool for novel analgesic drug discovery
MeeJung Ko, Logan Ganzen, Emre Coskun,Yuk Fai Leung and Richard van Rijn

Purdue University (ko59@purdue.edu)

 

7. Acoustic baits reveal non-random community network structure in frog-biting midges (Diptera: Corethrellidae) and their frog hosts
Gunnar Mikalsen Kvifte, Brian C. Leavell and Ximena E. Bernal

Purdue University (gkvifte@purdue.edu)

 

8. Good vibrations: Female response to signal components in Schizocosa wolf spiders

Madeline M. Lallo and George W. Uetz

University of Cincinnati (lallomm@mail.uc.edu)

 

9. Extended electroretinogram (ERG) analysis to probe for genetically induced photoreceptor deficiencies in Drosophila melanogaster
Duc A. Le, Tiffany A. Cook and Elke K. Buschbeck

University of Cincinnati (le2da@mail.uc.edu)

 

10. The evolution of plumage sexual dichromatism in a globally-distributed avian genus, the true thrushes
Alec Luro and Mark Hauber

University of Illinois (alec.b.luro@gmail.com)

 

11. Vehicle speed differentially impacts anuran vocal response to traffic noise
Ryan Madden, Henry Legett and Ximena Bernal

Purdue University (ryanmadden94@outlook.com)

 

12. Evolution of Color Vision via Adaptive Landscapes
David Morris, David Outomuro and Nathan Morehouse

University of Cincinnati (morri2dd@mail.uc.edu)

 

13. Can fish see the bait on the hook? Exploring the visual ecology of Lake Erie fishes.
Chelsey Nieman, A.L. Oppliger and S.M. Gray

The Ohio State University (nieman.36@osu.edu)

 

14. The evolution of color vision across jumping spiders
David Outomuro, Daniel B. Zurek, Lisa A. Taylor, Thomas W. Cronin, Bhavya Dharmaraaj, Krushnamegh Kunte and Nathan I. Morehouse

University of Cincinnati (outomuro.david@gmail.com)

 

15. Pten Deletion Rescues Fiber Cell Differentiation Defects in FGFR-Deleted Lens Epithelial Explants
Stephanie Padula, Elaine Sidler, Brad Wagner and Michael L. Robinson

Miami University (padulasl@miamioh.edu)

 

16. Visual channels encoding luminance remain segregated across multiple stages of neural processing
Estuardo Robles, Nicholas P. Fields and Herwig Baier

Purdue University (roblese@purdue.edu)

 

17. Sensory mechanisms for localizing spermatophores in the axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum), an aquatic salamander
Taylor Rupp and Heather Eisthen

Michigan State University (rupptay1@msu.edu)

 

18. Zika virus tropism in the early developing brain and inner ear of the chicken embryo
Ankita Thawani, Nabilah H. Sammudin, Hannah Raygaerts, Devika Sirohi, Vidhya Munnamalai, Richard J. Kuhn and Donna M. Fekete

Purdue University (nchesamm@purdue.edu)

 

19. Auditory Temporal Coding Quantified with Minimally-Invasive Mass-Potential Recordings
Mark Sayles, Shulan Xiao, Yun Wen Chu and Ravinderjit Singh

Purdue University (saylesm@purdue.edu)

 

20. Neural sensitivity to Dynamic Binaural Cues: human EEG and chinchilla single-unit responses
Ravinderjit Singh, Hari Bharadwaj and Mark Sayles

Purdue University (singh415@purdue.edu)

 

21. Is shyness strength? Dynamic exposure effects on individual personality
Alexandra N. Steele and Paul A. Moore

Bowling Green State University (ansteel@bgsu.edu)

 

22. Sensory Constraints on Individual Recognition and Inter-Individual Spacing
Rebecca Trapp and Esteban Fernández-Juricic

Purdue University (rtrapp@purdue.edu)

 

23. Modeling Dynamic Chemical Distributions in Artificial Stream Systems
Kristi K. Weighman and Paul A. Moore

Bowling Green State University (kkweigh@bgsu.edu)

 

24. How do cichlids "see" a changing world?
Bethany L. Williams, Tiffany L. Atkinson, Richard C. Oldham, Taylor K. Hrabak, Lauren M. Pintor and Suzanne M. Gray
The Ohio State University (williams.4234@osu.edu)

Oral Presentations Session #3

5:20pm - The creation of a human induced pluripotent stem cell reporter for retina differentiation
Michael L. Robinson, Phuong T. Lam, Christian Gutierrez, and Katia Del Rio-Tsonis

Miami University (robinsm5@miamioh.edu)

 

5:30pm- Managing distraction: How male courtship displays attract and retain female visual attention in a jumping spider
Nathan I. Morehouse, Sebastian A. Echeverri, Maggie Bruce, Skye Long, Elizabeth Jakob and Daniel B. Zurek

University of Cincinnati (nathan.morehouse@uc.edu)

 

5:40pm- Neonatal cochlear damage affects responses of the auditory midbrain to intracochlear electrical stimulation
Huiming Zhang

University of Windsor (Ontario, Canada) (hzhang@uwindsor.ca)

 

5:50pm- Modeling color vision in birds
Trevor Price

University of Chicago (pricet@uchicago.edu)

 

6:00pm- Using sensory information to keep eagles out of wind turbines: (1) the auditory system

Jeffrey Lucas, Benjamin Goller, Patrice Baumhardt, Todd Katzner, Ernesto Dominguez, Peach VanWick and Esteban Fernandez-Juricic

Purdue University (jlucas@purdue.edu)

Dinner

# Session (click on Session name for details) Time Venue
1 Networking Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 Beck Center
2 Oral Presentations Session #1 1:00-2:20 Beck Center
3 Poster Session #1 (and coffee break) 2:20-3:10 Beck Center
4 Oral Presentations Session #2 3:10-4:30 Beck Center
5 Poster Session #2 (and coffee break) 4:30-5:20 Beck Center
6 Oral Presentations Session #3 5:20-6:10 Beck Center
7 Dinner 6:30-8:30 Beck Center

Detailed directions available under the Venue tab!