ELSC Special Seminar: December 25th, 2018

ELSC cordially invites you to the lecture given by: 


Prof. Gaby Maimon

The Rockefeller University


On the topic of: 

Computations underlying spatial navigation in Drosophila



The lecture will be held on Tuesday, December 25th, at 13:00

at ELSC: Classroom 2004, Goodman Brain Sciences Building

Edmond J. Safra Campus


Light refreshments at 12:45


Many arthropod species are expert navigators, but a detailed neural account of arthropod navigation is not yet at hand. In this seminar I will discuss cell-physiological measurements and neuronal perturbation experiments in behaving fruit flies. The goal of these experiments is to determine how spatial variables, like angles and distances, are calculated by the tiny Drosophila brain and how these variables influence navigational behavior. The talk will focus on the role of the central complex--a prominent set of neuropils in the middle of the insect brain--in performing quantitative variable calculations for guiding navigation.