Andrew C Mason

mason

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences, UTSc
BSc, Guelph; MSc & PhD, Toronto
Email: amason@utsc.utoronto.ca
Web Page: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~amason/research.php

Phone: (416) 287-7433
Lab Phone: 416-287-7465
Office: S 566
Lab: S 332C

Research Areas:
Behaviour, Physiology & Anatomy of Organisms

Study organisms: Animals

Research:

Work in the Mason lab focuses on sensory processes underlying communication and decision-making. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms by which the nervous system controls ongoing activity and how these mechanisms relate to behavioural adaptation. We use invertebrate model systems to identify basic principles of sensory integration of complex stimuli, mulit-modal communication, and how organisms adapt to biophysical constraints on these processes.