Research in the lab is focused on active sensory acquisition. We seek to understand neural mechanisms and computational principles that animals use to actively acquire sensory information in complex, dynamic environments.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Head, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Li, J., Robare, J. A., Gao, L., Ghane, M. A., Flaws, J. A., Nelson, M. E., & Christian, C. A. (2018). Dynamic and Sex-Specific Changes in Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Neuron Activity and Excitability in a Mouse Model of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. eNeuro, 5(5). https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0273-18.2018
Yoon, H., Shiftehfar, R., Cho, S., Spencer, B. F., Nelson, M. E., & Agha, G. A. (2016). Victim Localization and Assessment System for Emergency Responders. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30(2), . https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000483
Jo, H., Sim, S. H., Tatkowski, A., Spencer, B. F., & Nelson, M. E. (2013). Feasibility of displacement monitoring using low-cost GPS receivers. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 20(9), 1240-1254. https://doi.org/10.1002/stc.1532
Nelson, M. E. (2011). Electric fish. Current Biology, 21(14). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.045
Nelson, M. E. (2011). Biological smart sensing strategies in weakly electric fish. Smart Structures and Systems, 7(6), 539-549.