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Joseph Sisneros, Ph.D.


Degree From: Florida Institute of Technology

Interests: Neuroethology, Sensory Neurobiology, Animal Communication, and Animal Behavior


Phone (206) 543-8893
Website(s) Website


Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?
Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?
I am POSSIBLY accepting graduate students in 2022-2023, please contact me directly with questions
Advising Areas:
Animal Behavior


Our lab studies the adaptive plasticity of sensory systems for the encoding of biologically relevant signals used during social and reproductive behaviors.

We use fish as model systems to investigate ontogenetic and steroid-dependent seasonal changes in the response properties and function of the auditory system.

We are also interested in sound source localization and how fishes detect and locate underwater sound sources in both relatively simple and complex acoustic environments.

Selected Publications

  • Zeddies DG, Fay RR, and JA Sisneros. 2011. Sound Source Localization and Directional Hearing in Fishes. In Farrell, AP (ed.), Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment, volume 1, pp. 298-303. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Zeddies DG, Fay RR, Alderks PW, Shaub KS, and JA Sisneros. 2010. Sound source localization by the plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127:3104-3113

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