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Welcome to Frog Central, 1998

An example of typical defensive frog orienting behavior

This site is setup to cover the research that I am doing in Prof. Grobstein's lab at Bryn Mawr College. We are studying prey orienting behavior in the leopard frog, Rana Pipiens, in order to understand the many connections between sensory input and motor output in the frog nervous system. We are basically trying to understand how and why siganls in the nervous system are created and how they are then translated into motor signals that orient the frog. To accomplish this our lab performs several different surgical procedures that lesion(remove) different parts of the brain or related structures and we then study the lesion's effect on the frog's orienting behavior.
Current Rana Pipiens Research

Motor Equivalence Bibliography

HTML Glossary of Tags and Definitions

Please visit my fellow researchers for other views on the frog nervous system
Jennifer McCallun
Maushumi Mavinku
Kristen Chimes

Frog picture from The Froggy Page
Icons from Icon Bazaar
A thank you to Pat Dostal for starting the research that I am currently doing

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This page was last updated on August 7th, 1998