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Oak Milam

Marsat Lab

Research Interests
I'm a neuroethologist by training and have a growing interest in the core computations performed by key neurons in biological neural networks. I use the weakly electric fish as a model system for studying fundamental neural mechanisms of sensory perception. My PhD research focuses on using experimental and computational analyses to understand how communication signals are encoded, how space is represented in the sensory system, and how the spatial dynamics of stimuli influence sensory responses. In addition to research, I teach Comparative Anatomy and Human Anatomy in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University.

Publications
Milam, O. E., Ramachandra, K. L., & Marsat, G. (2019). Behavioral and neural aspects of the spatial processing of conspecifics signals in the electrosensory system. Behavioral neuroscience, 133(3), 282.

Presentations
Mapping the electric shadow of conspecifics in the early electrosensory pathway Oak E Milam* and Marsat G, Biology, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV. ^Poster at Sensorium 2019 hosted at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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