Neural networks and behavior

This theme encompasses a broad range of scientists focused on defining the function and organization of circuits controlling behavior, from networks responsible for the execution of movement in the brainstem and spinal cord to planning and endocrine centers in the basal ganglia, hypothalamus and cortex.

Model systems, including lamprey, zebrafish, and rodents are used in conjunction with state-of-the-art tools such as electrophysiological, histochemical/anatomical, imaging, genetic and optogenetics. The ultimate goal is to understand the processing in neural networks for behavior and to develop strategies to cure the diseased nervous system.

Researchers in this field