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Prof. Dr. Boris Chagnaud

Former member MCN, GSN associate faculty


Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz,
Institut f. Biologie, Neurobiologie u. Verhalten
Universitätsplatz 2,
A-810 Graz

Phone: 0043 316 / 380-3958


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Research focus: Sensory motor integration, pattern generation of vocalization and neuronal control of superfast muscles

Key words: Systems neurobiology, vocal fish, corollary discharges, mechanosensory systems

GSN students

Selected publications:

Bass AH and Chagnaud BP. (2012) Shared developmental and evolutionary origins for neural basis of vocal-acoustic and pectoral-gestural signaling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 10677–10684.

Chagnaud BP, Zee MC, Baker R and Bass AH. (2012) Mechanisms underlying high frequency synchronous activity in hindbrain motoneurons (accepted at the Journal of Neurophysiology).

Chagnaud BP, Baker R and Bass AH. (2011) Vocalization frequency and duration are coded in separate hindbrain nuclei. Nature Communications 2: 346. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1349

Chagnaud BP, Bleckmann H and Hofmann MH. (2008) Detecting flow velocity and flow direction by spatial and temporal analysis of flow fluctuations. Journal of Neuroscience 28: 4479-4487.

Chagnaud BP, Wilkens LA and Hofmann MH. (2008) Receptive field organization in the paddlefish. Journal of Physiology Paris 102: 246-255.