Project A05: Neural mechanisms underlying motor flexibility in fruit fly walking

Project A05: Neural mechanisms underlying motor flexibility in fruit fly walking

Project A05 focuses on the neural processes allowing adaptive locomotor behaviour (walking) of the fruit fly. Using neurogenetic tools and optophysiological approaches, descending pathways controlling rhythmic motor activity and adaptivity in locomotor behaviour, e.g., when modifying walking speed, will be identified. Emphasis will be given to analysing the role of proprioceptive feedback from the legs and the potential role of interactions with brain networks via ascending pathways.

 

Erica Ehrhardt │ Kei Ito │ Ansgar Büschges