Modeling the navigational circuitry of the fly

by Prof. Larry Abbott (William Bloor Professor of Theoretical Neuroscience and Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics (in Biological Sciences), Principal Investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and Codirector of Columbia’s Kavli Institute for Brain Science)

When: September 28, 2023, at 3:00 pm

Where: Aula Magna “Lepschy” (Building DEI/D, 1st floor – Complesso di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Via Gradenigo 6B, Padova)

Navigation requires orienting oneself relative to landmarks in the environment, evaluating relevant sensory data, remembering goals, and convert all this information into motor commands that direct locomotion.

I will present models, highly constrained by connectomic, physiological and behavioral data, of how these functions are accomplished in the fly brain.