Systems Neurobiology

How Neural Circuits Generate Eye Movements

We study how neural circuits generate eye movement behavior. One of our aims is to understand how local networks produce function in the (pre-)motor systems in the hindbrain and in the visual system. In the oculomotor system, the neural integrator for horizontal eye movements forms a short-lived memory of eye positions by maintaining eye-position related neural activity in the absence of input. We investigate the architecture and mechanisms of this persistently active circuit and use a combination of (opto-)genetic methods and two-photon microscopy as well as other physiological approaches and computation to study the circuits in live, behaving zebrafish.

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Aristides Arrenberg
Systems Neurobiology
Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience
Otfried-Mueller-Str. 25
72076 Tübingen

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