Area of Study
Science and Mathematics
Neural Plasticity is one of the most fascinating and complex aspects of neuroscience. Due to the complexity of neural plasticity mechanisms, simple models are used to study neural plasticity. The bumblebee, Bombus huntii provides an ideal model organism with which to study neural plasticity, particularly the way it is affected by age and activity1. The Mushroom Body is the portion of the B. huntii brain that is responsible for higher order sensory integration and experience related learning so it will be the focus of this study.
Nielsen, Geoffrey, "Relative Dependence of Neural Plasticity on Age and Activity in the Bumblebee (Bombus huntii)" (2011). Summer Research. 72.
University of Puget Sound