Welcome to the home page for our research on electroreception
with weakly electric fish.
From 1987-1999, Chris Assad
studied weakly electric fish in the
Bower lab at the
California Institute of Technology,
We wanted to understand how these fish generate
an electric field, how their electric field is affected by nearby objects,
and what neuronal computations they may use to perceive and identify
objects and other fish in their environment.
For more information about past and current research projects and the fish lab in general see the links below.