Neurotalk with Pavan Ramdya on April 27, 2022 at 20:00

Neuroinformatics Student Club and in cooperation with Dr. Knapska invite you to the seminar of the Neurotalks with prof. Pavan Ramdya.

Title: Reverse-engineering Drosophila action selection and movement control

Abstract: A shared goal of neuroscience and robotics is to understand how systems can be built to move effectively through the world. However, state-of-the-art algorithms for selecting and executing limbed behaviors in robots are still quite primitive compared with those used by animals. To inform robotic control approaches, we are investigating how the fly, Drosophila melanogaster, controls complex limb movements. I will discuss how we are combining 2-photon imaging of the ventral nerve cord in behaving Drosophila with physics-based simulations and neural network modeling to uncover how flies generate flexible behaviors.

ZOOM meeting link (no registration required) HERE.