Associate Professor Karin Nordstrom

Associate Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

Research expertise
Research expertise
place Flinders Medical Centre (6E:122)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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In the Motion Vision group we use hoverflies to understand how the nervous system codes visual information. We use a range of techniques, such as electrophysiology of single neurons in the fly nervous system, quantitative behavior, free flight experiments, and field site measurements. Our neuroethological approach allows us to use behaviorally relevant stimuli in more controlled laboratory experiments.

Qualifications

PhD, Lund University, 2003

MSc, Uppsala University, 1999

Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), The University of Adelaide, 2008

Honours, awards and grants

Future Fellowship, ARC, 2019 - 2023

Research Fellowship, Swedish Research Council, 2009 – 2012

Research Fellowship, ARC, 2008-2010

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Swedish Research Council, 2005 – 2006

Research expertise
Neurosciences
Research interests

My primary research interest in understanding the neural computations underlying motion vision in small brains. You can read more about our research by following the link to our lab's homepage.

Supervisory interests
Collision Detection
Electrophysiology
Hoverfly
Image processing
Motion Vision
Natural Scenes
Neural circuits
Neurons
Optic Flow
Pollination
Target Detection
Vision
Higher degree by research supervision
Completion
Principal supervisor: Arena development for behavioral studies of free-flying flies (Uppsala Univ) (1), Neural processing of visual information in HS in blowfly – stimulus design (Univ Heidelberg) (1), Development of FlyTracker software (Uppsala Univ.) (1), Target detection in behaving hoverflies (Uppsala Univ) (1), Development of visual stimuli for motion vision research (Uppsala Univ) (1), Motion vision processing in fly lobula plate tangential cells (Uppsala Univ) (1), Octopaminergic effects on motion adaptation (Univ Amsterdam) (1)
Associate supervisor: The paralemmin protein family – phosphoproteins involved in filopodia and dendritic spine formation (Uppsala Univ) (1), Local and global neural mechanisms underlying the robust velocity coding of natural images (Univ of Adelaide) (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Neuroscience
Motion vision
Natural scene statistics
electrophysiology
hoverfly
insect vision
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Media expertise
  • Neuroscience
Interests
  • Motion vision
  • Natural scene statistics
  • electrophysiology
  • hoverfly
  • insect vision

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