I am systems neuroscientist, presently a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University in the lab of Miguel Nicolelis. I study sensory coding, plasticity, and neuromodulation in the rat whisker system. I recently trained rats to discriminate among infrared light sources using a sensory prosthetic device. The initial paper on this work is here. You can find a sample of the media coverage of the paper here.

My neuroscience site, which focuses a lot on programming as I transition from Matlab to Python, is

My email address is thomson[at]neuro[dot]duke[dot]edu.

Site last updated April 20, 2014