A/Professor Heather Rhodes

Department of Biology

Denison University, USA


Title: Cephalopod Chemosensation

Cephalopods have large and complex nervous systems which evolved separately from vertebrate nervous systems, making them a fascinating group of animals to study. We currently know very little about how various cephalopods sense or utilize important chemical cues from their environment, but I believe chemosensation is likely a critical sense for prey detection, reproductive interactions, and habitat recognition. I will share my previous work demonstrating chemosensation in cephalopod arms through electrophysiological recordings, as well as share aims of my current work as a visiting researcher at QBI.


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