William Hodos

Affiliations: 
Psychology University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 
Area:
Visual system, comparative neuroanatomy
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The early part of my scientific career was devoted to the study of motivation in animals. In the 1970s, I developed an interest in the excellent vision of birds and how visual information is processed in the avian central nervous system. This led to a series of anatomical experiments to determine the central visual pathways in the nervous systems of birds and application of various behavioral psychophysical techniques to measure color vision, visual acuity, luminance differences, and spatial and temporal contrast sensitivity in pigeons, quail, hawks, owls, starlings, and other birds. I have also carried out a number of studies of the physiological optics of the eyes of various birds. In addition to my research, I have scholarly interests in the evolution of the brain and the evolution of behavior, comparative neuroanatomy, and animal intelligence.

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He HY, Hodos W, Quinlan EM. (2006) Visual deprivation reactivates rapid ocular dominance plasticity in adult visual cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society For Neuroscience. 26: 2951-5
Ghim MM, Hodos W. (2006) Spatial contrast sensitivity of birds. Journal of Comparative Physiology. a, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology. 192: 523-34
Fitzgerald ME, Tolley E, Jackson B, et al. (2005) Anatomical and functional evidence for progressive age-related decline in parasympathetic control of choroidal blood flow in pigeons. Experimental Eye Research. 81: 478-91
Butler AB, Hodos W. (2005) Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation: Second Edition Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy: Evolution and Adaptation: Second Edition. 1-715
Gaffney MF, Hodos W. (2003) The visual acuity and refractive state of the American kestrel (Falco sparverius). Vision Research. 43: 2053-9
Hodos W, Potocki A, Ghim MM, et al. (2003) Temporal modulation of spatial contrast vision in pigeons (Columba livia). Vision Research. 43: 761-7
Kubke MF, Dent ML, Hodos W, et al. (2002) Nucleus magnocellularis and nucleus laminaris in Belgian Waterslager and normal strain canaries. Hearing Research. 164: 19-28
Hodos W, Ghim MM, Potocki A, et al. (2002) Contrast sensitivity in pigeons: a comparison of behavioral and pattern ERG methods. Documenta Ophthalmologica. Advances in Ophthalmology. 104: 107-18
Fitzgerald ME, Tolley E, Frase S, et al. (2001) Functional and morphological assessment of age-related changes in the choroid and outer retina in pigeons. Visual Neuroscience. 18: 299-317
Slotnick B, Hanford L, Hodos W. (2000) Can rats acquire an olfactory learning set? Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Behavior Processes. 26: 399-415
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