Connecting vision to behavior in Drosophila
How central nervous systems control behavior is the main question in neuroscience. Although visual systems have been a popular entry point into the brain, we don’t understand—in any deep sense—how visual perception guides navigation in flies (or any organism). I will present recent progress towards this goal from our lab that begins to fill in gaps in our understanding of how the fly brain processes visual motion to regulate behavior.
Dr. Michael Reiser is a senior group leader at Janelia Research Campus.
The event is free and open to the public.