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26/6/2015

CRG: Remote control of behaviour

CRG: Remote control of behaviour


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Neuroscientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona (Spain) characterize how olfactory signals are represented in sensory system and they exploit this knowledge to remote control behaviours. Using optogenetics, the research team “hijacks” the function of a single olfactory sensory neuron in fruit fly larvae to create virtual olfactory realities.In the work that has just been published in the eLife journal, the team proposes a mathematical model for the sensory-motor control of behaviour. This achievement is the result of a tight collaboration between biologists, physicists, computer scientists and engineers.

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