Acoustic Communication in Birds and Mice

two birds sitting on a bird bath.

Students will contribute to research by running operant conditioning experiments on birds and mice to measure complex sound perception.

Project description

Students will run operant conditioning experiments on birds and mice to measure complex sound perception. 

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit
Who is eligible Junior or senior level psychology major; will need computing skills; animal handling/training a plus.
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Project mentor

Micheal Dent



B76 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0266



To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

  1. Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,
  2. Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,
  3. Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.

Preparation guidance

The specific preparation activities for this project are being finalized by the project mentor. Once they are finalized, this section will be updated. In the meantime, please reach out to the project mentor to confirm what specific preparation activities you should complete for the Project Preparation Digital Badge.