Kostarakos, Konstantinos, Mag. Dr.rer.nat.
In my current position as a University assistant at the University of Graz I analyze multimodal signal processing and signal detection under biotic noise in sympatric living katydid species.
Neural networks are crucial for the computation of sensory signals and the generation of appropriate behavior. Bushcrickets of the genus mecopoda reliably detect their conspecific signal in behavioral trials even when background noise is louder. By using intracellular recordings I analyze auditory processing and signal identification within the central nervous system of females.