7 September 2018

Alexander Heimel

Neuroscience Symposium
Heimel Group

The Neuroscience Symposia are organized weekly by the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience. The presentations are given by researchers from the institute or by guest speakers. The title and content of the symposium is usually made known in the week prior to the presentation.

Colloquium room – Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

4:00 pm – Alexander Heimel
4:20 pm – Azadeh Tafreshiha: Innate visual behavior

Animals exhibit innate responses to many visual stimuli. We will give an overview of some of these instinctive behaviors, with an emphasis on rodent behaviors. We also present our work how some of these innate visual defensive responses are plastic, and habituate with repeated exposure. We will discuss what this can teach us about the visual system and how this may relate to human behavior.

4:45 pm – Discussion & drinks