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Active Sensation In Motor-control Of Flies

Project description

Modelling fly brain responses to sensory stimuli in space

In order to survive, animals must find food and mates and avoid threats. To do this, they obtain relevant information from the environment using their evolved sensory systems. Sensory information is coupled with movement and thus motor systems. Additionally, animals sense the environment by moving in it. This movement in space sets the frame of reference for sensory information. With this in mind, the EU-funded ASIMOF project has developed a virtual reality arena to track fly locomotion and control of their visual environment online. It aims to use the data obtained on active sensation behaviour to model how the fly brain responds to sensory stimuli in space. The project will assess the behavioural capacities of flies and identify underlying visuomotor pathways.

Call for proposal

H2020-WF-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-WF-02-2019

Coordinator

FUNDACAO D. ANNA DE SOMMER CHAMPALIMAUD E DR. CARLOS MONTEZ CHAMPALIMAUD
Net EU contribution
€ 147 815,04
Address
Avenida Brasilia, Centro De Investigacao Da Fundacao Champalimaud
1400-038 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa