Type: 
Colloquium
Date-Time: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
WNGR 116
Event Speaker: 
Joshua W. Shaevitz (Princeton University)
Local Contact: 
Bo Sun
Abstract: 

I will present recent work from my group and our collaborators on the use of unsupervised machine learning to define and quantify stereotyped behaviors performed by animals. Through the use of real-time optogenetic readout and control of neuronal activity, we have made progress on understanding the systems that convert external stimuli into behavioral changes and those that allow animals to dynamically select from a suite of hundreds of unique actions.

Refreshments: 
Refreshments will be offered half an hour before the colloquium in Weniger 379