The Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour (CNCB) is an autonomous research centre embedded in the stimulating world of the University of Oxford.
Optogenetics combines genetic targeting of specific cells or proteins with either optical imaging or optical control of these targets.
Fruit flies take time to deliberate when faced with difficult decisions. The process is linked to FoxP, a gene associated with cognitive development and language in humans.
Neurons do not operate in isolation. They function within circuits of often staggering complexity in which each cell is influenced by—and influences—many others.
Tuesday 30 September 11am
Maria Luisa Vasconcelos
"Circuits of innate behavior"