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Smale, Laura

Professor - Tenure System
(517) 432-1632

Our research focuses on how the structure and function of the brain have changed at evolutionary transitions from one temporal niche to another, such as when animals that are most active at night have evolved from ones that are most active during the day. Some of this work is focused on how the size and shape of brain structures involved in sensory processing have changed, while other projects focus on the neural mechanisms that actually produce the rhythms.