Group leader: Tihana Jovanic

Neural Circuits & Behavior

In brief

All animals are constantly confronted with multiple behavioural options that they need to choose from depending on the context and on their internal state. We study how a group of neural cells interacts to ensures that appropriate behaviours are chosen and correctly ordered in an ever-changing environment using a powerful system with a compact and tractable nervous system: the fruitfly larva. We combine multiple approaches from detailed behavioral and connectivity analysis to in vivo imaging of neuronal activity.