The research in my laboratory focuses on elucidating the neuronal bases of animal behavior. Specifically, I am interested in how neuronal networks in the central nervous system of the leech produce the motor program for swimming. Computers are tools I use to perform a number of tasks to acquire, analyze and display neurophysiological data (voltage signals). To accomplish these tasks, I've been using the hardware and software (SuperScope) from GW Instruments. SuperScope basically emulates a digital oscilloscope with programing capability. Programing in SuperScope consists of writing tasks (calling up subroutines) that control the A/D board, save files and manipulate files.

SuperScope Task examples:
1. Latency measurements
2. Signal averaging
3. Statistical analysis
4. Period and duration
5. Spike counts