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What the fly brain can teach us about the neural mechanisms of complex behaviors

   
Air date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 3:00:00 PM
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Description: NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

Dr. Rubin will discuss the current state of circuit neuroscience in the fly, using examples from his lab’s work on learning and memory, sleep and aggression. Within the next five years, those of us working with Drosophila can expect to have comprehensive datasets, including a complete connectome, and powerful tools with which to study the fly’s brain and behavior. Work in Drosophila should thus provide an early indication of whether the experimental and theoretical approaches envisioned by the BRAIN Initiative will be adequate to achieve “understanding” of how a nervous system generates sophisticated behaviors.

For more information go to https://oir.nih.gov/wals
Author: Gerald M. Rubin, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Runtime: 1 hour