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Scott Hooper

Dr. Scott Hooper, portrait
Professor & Chair
Wilson Hall West 013

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Ph.D., Brandeis University

Courses Taught

  • BIOS 2060 Drugs and the Brain

Research Interests

  • Wilson Hall West 014

Our lab studies how animals generate rhythmic motor patterns such as walking, swimming, and flying at all levels from individual neurons to neural networks to muscle response to movement.

Representative Publications

SL Hooper, E Buchman, AL Weaver, JB Thuma, KH Hobbs (2009) Slow conductances could underlie intrinsic phase-maintaining properties of isolated lobster (Panulirus interruptus) pyloric neurons. J Neuroscience 29:1834-1845

JB Thuma, WE White, KH Hobbs, SL Hooper (2009) Pyloric neuron morphology in the stomatogastric ganglion of the lobster, Panulirus interruptus. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution 73:26-42

KH Hobbs, SL Hooper (2008) Using complicated, wide dynamic range, driving to develop models of single neurons in single recording sessions. J Neurophysiology 99:1871-1883

SL Hooper, E Buchman, KH Hobbs (2002) A computational role for slow conductances: single neuron models that measure duration. Nature Neuroscience 5:552-556

LG Morris, JB Thuma, SL Hooper (2000) Muscles express motor patterns of non-innervating neural networks by filtering broad-band input. Nature Neuroscience 3:245-250