Comparative Neurobiology Lab

Comparative Neurobiology Lab

Welcome to the Comparative Neurobiology Lab at the University of Guelph. Lab leader is Dr. Frédéric Laberge. We are interested in comparative cognition and evolution of the brain. Our work relies mostly on amphibians and fishes as models. The research involves studies of brain anatomy and function as well as experimental investigations of animal behaviour. Focal points of the research are anatomy of the brain regions involved in behavioural control, olfactory-related behaviours, learning and motivation, and neuroecology. The methods used range from tract tracing of neuronal pathways to touch screen conditioning. The ultimate goal of this research is to create a basic model of how the vertebrate brain works as a system.

Research in the Laberge Lab