25/11/2016 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Probing the neurophysiology of cognition in Drosophila

Sesiones científicas, PRBB CRG Conferences

Gaby Maimon

Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function, The Rockefeller University, New York USA

Gaby Maimon, from The Rockefeller University in New York, US, aims to link the electrical activity of neurons to their computational roles in animal behaviour. He has a particular interest in understanding how central brain structures, distant from the sensory and motor periphery, govern behavioural choices in Drosophila. By seeking a comprehensive description of how small nervous systems perform specific neural calculations, he aims to provide new inspiration on how to better understand integrative processes in larger brains. The Maimon lab combines classical approaches with modern electrophysiological, imaging, and neuronal perturbation methods to forge new insights into higher brain functions. He has been invited by Matthieu Louis (CRG).