Whole-Brain recording during multi sensory behaviour
Dates:1 September 2016 - 30 June 2017
Date limite de candidature:1 September 2016
Lab rotation proposal: 3 months
~ Sept-Dec 2016 ~ Jan-March 2017 ~ April-June 2017-
In an interdisciplinary effort, we combineoptical developments, genetics and neurocomputationto obtain new insights intothe activity of brain-wide neural circuitsthat process multisensory information. Toreduce the complexity, we study the smalltransparent brain of zebrafish larvae as amodel system. We focus on gazestabilization as an inherently multisensorymodel task that is conserved among allvertebrates. We have built a novelexperimental platform in which arestrained larva is submitted to vestibularand visual stimuli, as a pilot in a flightsimulator. We will optically record theactivity of all 100,000 neurons of theanimal brain as it performs multisensoryintegration tasks. To extract basicprinciples of how behavior is coded inmultisensory neuronal circuits we willinterpret the brain-wide activity and theobserved behavior with methods fromstatistical physics.
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