Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
neurobiological and behavioral studies of visual guidance of locomotion
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The brain of a fly is capable of steering the animal through a complex environment at high relative speeds, avoiding stationary obstacles and moving predators. Because it is relatively easy to study how flies do this at several levels from the behavioral to the cellular, fly vision has long been recognized as an ideal system to address a fundamental question in neuroscience — how does the distributed activity of neurons orchestrate animal-environment interactions to result in successful coordinated behavior? We work on this basic question using techniques including automated realtime 3D fly tracking, virtual-reality displays, molecular genetic tools, and neuroanatomy.
20727759, 20630879, 20154683, 18484838
neurobiology, vision, behavior
My lab is looking for talented and dedicated PhD students and postdocs.
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