10 May 2019

Herwig Baier

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

Guest speaker Alexander Heimel

4:00 pm – Herwig Baier | Vision to Action: Understanding Goal-Directed Behavior with Single-Cell Resolution
4:45 pm – Discussion and drinks

Larval zebrafish are efficient hunters of small prey items. Over the past decade, we have 1) resolved the neural circuit architecture underlying object classification and prey capture, 2) determined the motor syntax that gives rise to fluid, coordinated hunting movements, and 3) begun to isolate cellular and molecular mechanisms that modulate “catch-or-flight” decisions. In my talk, I will present our current view of how brain-wide neuronal dynamics results in goal-directed behavior.