News and research highlights from the department "Genes - Circuits - Behavior"

Otto Hahn Medal thanks to an optical illusion

Yunmin Wu receives award for outstanding research more

In a tight spot

In a tight spot

January 27, 2021

A newly discovered circuit helps fish to prioritize more

Tracing the many paths of vision

New study decodes the molecular diversity of neurons in the zebrafish retina more

Awarding the research of young scientists

Johannes Larsch and Daniel Gehrlach receive the Young Scientist Award 2019 more

The right cells in the right spot

Neurons in a visual brain area of zebrafish are arranged as a map for catching prey more

An optical illusion opens a window into the brain

Interview with Yunmin Wu from the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, who identified neurons enabling zebrafish to detect motion more

Individual differences in the brain

If selection reinforces a behavior, brain activities soon change as well more

Artificial intelligence as behavioral analyst

Computer algorithms disassemble prey capture behavior of zebrafish into its components more

Young zebrafish could provide information on nerve cell circuits for social behavior

Johannes Larsch receives NARSAD Young Investigator Grant more

Interactive zebrafish brain

Max Planck scientists create the first nerve cell atlas of a vertebrate brain more

Live streaming the brain - Neurons in the pretectum calculate space-filling movements

Neurobiologists show how movement information flows through the fish brain more

Using fish to unravel how complex behavior is encoded in the genome and wired in the brain

Scientists from Georgia Tech and Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology receive $750,000 grant for research more

Should I stay or should I go? Decisions take a straight path through the fish brain

Max Planck neurobiologists show how visual perceptions are translated into behavior more

How to recognise your own kind

How to recognise your own kind

November 01, 2018

Zebrafish identify virtual shoal partners based on motion patterns typical of their species more

Neural and genetic foundations of individuality and personality

Carlos Pantoja receives a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant more

Illuminating neural pathways in the living brain

Optobow method makes functional connections between individual neurons visible more

Remote control of behaviour by optically activating single neurons

New method allows linking individual neurons and network activity to behaviour in zebrafish more

Hunger shifts sensory perception in the fish brain

Neurobiologists show how satiety may influence decisions more

Fumi Kubo receives the Young Investigator Award 2016

Acknowledgement of research on the neural circuit that processes visual motion more

New microscope designed to reveal the function of individual genes in the brain

The new method could help to identify genes and their role in neuropsychiatric disorders more

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