Fall 2023

MS projects available!

We have several MS projects available to students with a strong background in programming and/or mechanics.

Summer 2023

Winter and Spring 2023


Prof Hartmann is on sabbatical, spending time at the Weizmann Institute and attending several conferences.


Summer 2021

Nick's article published in PNAS

"Continuous, multidimensional coding of 3D complex tactile stimuli by primary sensory neurons of the vibrissal system"

Spring 2021

Winter 2021

Schnaude Dorizan wins Northwestern's 2021 McBride award

Only one graduate student across the whole university wins each year. The award recognizes one outstanding TGS student who goes above and beyond in any or all of the areas of diversity, service, and engagement–the strategic priorities McBride worked to foster in the graduate community at Northwestern. Congratulations, Schnaude!

Winter 2020

Fall 2019

SeNSE Lab presents nine posters at Neuroscience 2019

  • 485.14 - A three-dimensional dynamical model of the rat vibrissal array N. O. ZWEIFEL, N. E. BUSH, I. ABRAHAM, T. D. MURPHEY, M. J. Z. HARTMANN;
  • 485.15 - Simulating deformation of the whisker shaft within the follicle Y. LUO, J. W. RUDNICKI, M. J. HARTMANN
  • 485.16 - Complex, three-dimensional whisker stimulation reveals functional tiling of both adaptation and stimulus encoding properties in whisker responsive trigeminal ganglion neurons N. E. BUSH, S. A. SOLLA, M. J. Z. HARTMANN
  • 485.17 - Using biomimetic robotic whiskers to simultaneously extract 3D contours and texture: An approach for modeling neural responses in the whisker-trigeminal system Y. YI, H. M. EMNETT, K. J. KLECZKA, M. J. Z. HARTMANN
  • 485.18 - Coordination of head and whisker kinematics in rats during a three-dimensional tactile search task A. RESULAJ, K. J. KLECZKA, M. J. Z. HARTMANN
  • 486.20 - Responses of neurons in spinal trigeminal nucleus interpolaris (SpVi) to stimulation of the whiskers in different directions and at different speeds T. J. ALSTON, C. S. BREESE, K. J. KLECZKA, A. RESULAJ, M. J. Z. HARTMANN
  • 486.21 - Automated markerless tracking of the vibrissal array and 3D head pose of rodents during a search task K. J. KLECZKA, A. RESULAJ, M. J. Z. HARTMANN
  • 662.09 - An approach towards visualizing airflow around animal faces and whiskers T. L. JANSSEN, J. M. THOMAS, M. J. HARTMANN, V. GOPAL
  • 662.10 - A robotic pinniped: Using biomimetic robotic whiskers to sense fluid flow H. M. EMNETT, K. J. KLECZKA, T. L. JANSSEN, M. J. Z. HARTMANN
  • Schnaude inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

    We are pleased to announce that Schnaude Dorizan was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society! Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.

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    Spring 2019

    Nick Bush passes his PhD Thesis Defense

    His dissertation is entitled "Neural coding of complex physical stimuli in primary sensory neurons of the vibrissal system." Congratulations, Nick!