Cecilia Thomsett Herbert, PhD

Cecilia Thomsett Herbert, PhD

Training, Support and Community Engagement at Open Ephys Production Site, Lisbon

Open Ephys

Talleres Open Source

About me

My research interests are in behavioural neuroscience. During my PhD at the Dynamical Systems Laboratory (UBA-CONICET), I studied the neural coding of song production in canaries using extracellular electrophysiology. I built a custom lightweight microdrive and used microwire tetrodes to record single-unit and LFP activity in freely behaving animals and wrote custom scripts to analyze the data. Check out my work and outreach on bioacoustics and sound visualization below.

I started volunteering and developing open science initiatives, since I am passionate about teaching people new tools to help solve their problems and encouraging others to learn. I now train researchers on about open source tools for neuroscience and behavior. I strive to disseminate this knowledge inclusively and accessibly, focusing on new users and language barriers.

I also enjoy DIY tutorials, baking, exploring outdoors, and playing the oboe in orchestra.

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(2020). Dynamical model for the neural activity of singing Serinus canaria. In Chaos.

Cite Video DOI

(2019). Significant Instances in Motor Gestures of Different Songbird Species. In Frontiers in Physics.