The brain senses, therefore I am.
Department of Biological Sciences, Behavioral Neurobiology
Neural mechanisms underlying sensory perception and motor control
|Keyword||Drosophila melanogaster, pygmy squid, Idiosepius paradoxus, sensory processing, motor control, hormone, genetics, electrophysiology, calcium imaging, electron microscope|
Introduction of Research
Our primary goal is to reveal how a neuronal circuit works as a system to process sensory inputs, and how this processing is modulated by a specific environment or by the mental state or the condition of the body. The answers to these questions would reveal how an animal displays adaptive behavior in response to a given situation that changes moment by moment, or even develops intelligent behavior to cope with a difficult situation. To study these problems in our laboratory, we are utilizing two invertebrate animals, the fly and the cephalopod.
|Academic degree||D. Sci.|
|Room address||Bldg 5, Rm 1012|