Physics Colloquium

"Neuronal Control of Stereotyped Behavior in Invertebrates”


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.

Event Details


  • Date: 
    Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Marcus Nano Rm 1116-1118

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Daniel Goldman