Dr. Douglas Altshuler PhD



Department of Zoology

Dr. Altshuler completed a Masters of Science in biological sciences at Purdue University and a PhD in zoology at the University of Texas at Austin. His areas of expertise are in visual guidance and visual neuroscience of complex locomotion. Recently, Dr. Altshuler is investigating the neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of midbrain-cerebellar optic flow pathways in birds, as well as the visual guidance of hovering and forward flight. Dr. Altshuler is collaborating with Dr. Miriam Spering on a study of eye tracking in birds. 

Dr. Altshuler's hobbies are music and skiing.

Research Keywords
  • accessory optic system, birds, flight, pretectum, visual guidance, visual neuroscience

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