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dc.contributor.authorTuthill, John
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-21T16:02:58Z
dc.date.available2022-11-21T16:02:58Z
dc.date.issued2022-11-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/69967
dc.descriptionJohn Tuthill is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington. His lab combines genetic tools with electrophysiology and optical imaging to understand how the fly brain senses the body and controls behavior. In 2017, John was named a Klingenstein-Simons Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and Searle Scholar.en_US
dc.descriptionPresented online via Zoom and in-person at 11:15 a.m. on November 7, 2022 in the Krone Engineered Biosystems Building, Room 1005.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 56:37 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractProprioception, the sense of self-movement and body position, is critical for the effective control of motor behavior. Humans lacking proprioceptive feedback, such as patients with peripheral nerve damage, are unable to maintain limb posture or coordinate fine-scale movements of the arms and legs. However, we currently know very little about how proprioceptive stimuli are detected by sensory neurons, processed by neural circuits, and subsequently used to guide behavior. To understand the neural computations that occur in sensorimotor circuits, my lab studies the compact nervous system of the genetic model organism, Drosophila. We combine genetic tools with calcium imaging, electrophysiology, and 3D behavioral tracking to understand how the fly nervous systems senses the limbs and uses proprioceptive feedback to control its body. Because the basic building blocks of invertebrate and vertebrate brains are fundamentally similar, the general principles of neural computation discovered in the fruit fly will be highly relevant to proprioceptive processing and motor control in other animals.
dc.format.extent56:37 minutes
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGT Neuro Seminar Series
dc.subjectFruit flyen_US
dc.subjectNeuroscienceen_US
dc.subjectProprioceptionen_US
dc.titleNeural Mechanisms of Limb Proprioception in the fruit fly (Drosophila)en_US
dc.typeMoving Image
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Neural Engineering Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Washington. Dept. of Physiology and Biophysicsen_US
dc.type.genreLecture


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