How are sensory signals detected and encoded by neurons?
How is sensory information integrated and transformed in the central nervous system?
How is sensory feedback used to guide movement and behavior?
Flies are smarter than humans, with a brain just the size of a sesame seed.
We make in vivo whole-cell patch clamp recording from genetically labeled neurons.
We use calcium imaging to record from populations of neurons in awake, behaving flies.
We study sensorimotor transformation by quantifying fly behavior.
We use the advanced genetic toolkit of Drosophila to label and manipulate neural circuits.