Evolution of Species and Electric Signal Diversity
in the Neotropical Electric Fish Gymnotus

Project Description | Gymnotus | Personnel | Photographs | Signal Analysis | Bibliography

Curriculum Vitte: Angel Ariel Caputi Cavalli

Born 04.13.1953

Nationality. Uruguay.


-1981 M.D. Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

-1984 Ph.D. Universidad de la República, Uruguay.

1987-1989 Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dept. Clinical Neurosciences, Calgary.

1990-1991 Postdoctoral Fellowship. R.S. Dow Neuroscience Inst. Portland, Oregon.


2001-present Head of Department of Comparative Neurophysiology. IIBCE (Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable).

Head of Laboratory, Comparative Neurophysiology. IIBCE.

1995-1991 Associated Senior Scientist. Comparative Neurophysiology. IIBCE.

10 closely related publications:

Aguilera PA, Caputi AA. 2003. Electroreception in G. carapo detection of changes in waveform of the electrosensory signals. Journal of Experimental Biology206: 989-998.

Aguilera PA, Castello ME, Caputi AA. 2001. Electroreception in Gymnotus carapo: Differences between self- generated and conspecific-generated signal carriers. Journal of Experimental Biology204(2): 185-198.

Barrio LC, Caputi A, Crispino L, Buño W. 1991. Electric Organ Discharge Frequency-Modulation Evoked by Water Vibration in Gymnotus-Carapo. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology a-Physiology100(3): 555-562.

Budelli R, Caputi AA. 2000. The electric image in weakly electric fish: Perception of objects of complex impedance. Journal of Experimental Biology203(3): 481-492.

Caputi A, Aguilera P. 1996. A field potential analysis of the electromotor system in Gymnotus carapo. Journal of Comparative Physiology a-Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology179(6): 827-835.

Caputi A, Macadar O, Trujillo-Cenoz O. 1989. Waveform Generation of the Electric Organ Discharge in Gymnotus-Carapo .3. Analysis of the Fish Body as an Electric Source. Journal of Comparative Physiology a-Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology165(3): 361-370.

Caputi AA. 1999. The electric organ discharge of pulse gymnotiforms: The transformation of a simple impulse into a complex spatiotemporal electromotor pattern. Journal of Experimental Biology202: 1229-1241.

Caputi AA, Aguilera PA, E. CM. 2003. Probability and amplitude of novelty responses as a function of the change in contrast of the reafferent image in G. carapo. Journal of Experimental Biology206: 999-1010.

Castello ME, Aguilera PA, Trujillo-Cenoz O, Caputi AA. 2000. Electroreception in Gymnotus carapo: Pre-receptor processing and the distribution of electroreceptor types. Journal of Experimental Biology203(21): 3279-3287.

Sicardi EA, Caputi AA, Budelli R. 2000. Physical basis of distance discrimination in weakly electric fish. Physica A283(1-2): 86-93.

Recent Synergistic Activities:

Council of Faculty of Medicine. University of Montevideo.

Member of the Directive Council of IIBCE.

Member of editorial committee of Actas de Fisiologia.

Referee for J. Exp. Biol., J. Physiol., Neuroscience Research., Science.

Collaborators & Other Affiliations

Collaborators on papers/chapters during last 48 months:

Aguilera, P.A., Department of Comparative Neurophysiology, IIBCE, Uruguay:

Castello , M.E. , Department of Comparative Neurophysiology, IIBCE, Uruguay:

Trujillo-Cenoz, O. Department of Comparative Neuroanatomy, IIBCE, Uruguay:

Budelli, R.. Department of Biomathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Uruguay.

Gómez, L., Department of Biomathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Uruguay.

Rother, D., Department of Biomathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Uruguay.

Migliaro, A., Department of Biomathematics, Faculty of Sciences, Uruguay.

Canetti, R., Department of Control Theory, Faculty of Engineering

Grant, K., Unité des Neurosciences Intégratifs et Computationelles.

Bell , C.C. Oregon Health and Sciences University

Carlson, B. Dept. of Biology, University of Virginia

Thesis Advisor for:

MSc. Pedro Aguileira, 1996, Diego Rother, 2003.

Ph.D. Pedro Aguileira 2002, Maria Castelló, 2002.