Genes - Circuits - Behavior
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All sensory perception and every coordinated movement, as well as feelings, memories and motivation, arise from the bustling activity of many millions of interconnected cells in the brain. The ultimate function of this elaborate network is to generate behavior. We use zebrafish as our experimental model, employing a diverse array of molecular, genetic, optical, connectomic, behavioral and computational approaches. The goal of our research is to understand how neuronal circuits integrate sensory inputs and internal state and convert this information into behavioral responses.