Physics Colloquium

Physics Colloquium

"Neuronal Control of Stereotyped Behavior in Invertebrates”

Date

January 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location

Marcus Nano

Room

Rm 1116-1118

Affiliation

Princeton University

Abstract:

Animals are capable of performing an amazing set of actions. In many species, particularly invertebrates (although scarily also humans), a large percentage of the behavioral repertoire is comprised of stereotyped behaviors—actions that are seen again and again across time and individuals. I will discuss our recent work trying to uncover how these behaviors are actuated and controlled in the wiggling nematode worm C. elegans and the dancing fruit fly D. melanogaster.