The Higgins Laboratory
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College Web Media SELF LESS Dr. Charles Higgins - Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, U of A
“College Web Media SELF LESS Dr. Charles Higgins - Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience, U of A”, College Web Media, July 9, 2015.
Dr. Charles Higgins on the science fiction in SELFLESS
“Dr. Charles Higgins on the science fiction in SELFLESS”, RadioHamburg.de, July 7, 2015.
The real science behind the movie "Self/less"
Self/less Electronic Press Kit: Charles Higgins on "shedding"
Professor Higgins flew to Los Angeles to be interviewed about the science of the movie "Self/less", released July 10, 2015.
UA professor aims to provide students with real-world skills
"UA professor aims to provide students with real-world skills" (video), Arizona Alumni Magazine, May 6, 2015.
What's it like working in the Higgins lab?
Ever wonder what it would be like working in the Higgins Laboratory? This video sums it up pretty well.
The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 DHA fatty acids have a number of health benefits, including lowered risk of heart disease, reduced vulnerability to depression, and perhaps even protection against Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The video below elaborates.
TEDx Tucson Talk, 2013
NROS 215: Final Project
NROS 215: Greatest Hits Spring 2013
NROS 415: Greatest Hits 2012
NROS 415: Human recordings
NROS 415: Fly optic lobe recording
Spinning a tetrode
NROS 415: Fly muscle stimulation
NROS 415: movie night
NROS 415: Fly ventral nerve cord preparation
Watch out for your finger!
Our work with dragonflies sometimes requires us to raise adults from the larval state. Watch out if you put your finger in the tank!
Simulated rat cognition
Dragonfly brain recordings
Neuromorphic target tracking simulation
This video shows a simulation of target tracking using the
algorithm described in
The Brain-Machine Interface
This video features the mothbot near the end.
Robo-Moth goes Gizmoz
The RoboMoth: Optomotor response test
In this video, you can actually see the RoboMoth robot turn when the moth sees visual motion. This is possible because we have coupled the vision system of the moth directly to the robot.
The RoboMoth: Horizontal cell response
In this video, you can see and hear the response of a direction-selective visual neuron in the moth's brain responding to a visual stimulus.
Neuromorphic VLSI robotic target tracking
This video shows a robotic demonstration simulation of target tracking using actual
designed using the
algorithm described in
Flight of the Insecti-Blimp
Daily Planet television show, The Discovery Channel
Multi-chip motion sensor demo
This video demonstrates a
hardware system processing visual motion. It mimics a living visual system to selectively respond to one direction of motion versus another. You can find details
in this paper.
(As you might guess, this video was made just about the same time as Star Wars Episode I was released.)
In absentia lucis,
Professor Higgins is again
part of the Nifty Fifty