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System analysis of the structure and function of higher order neural circuits integrating sensory information

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The brain combines sensory information from multiple system including vision, smell, taste, hearing, and somatosensation, to control behavior. However, the mechanisms behind the comparison and integration of different sensory modalities are not well understood. To address this issue, we will utilize the brain of the fruit fly Drosophila, a convenient model organism for visualizing and manipulating neurons at the single-cell level. By systematically analyzing the brain regions that integrate signals sent from different sensory centers, and by combining diverse experimental techniques to reveal the functions of identified neural circuits, we aim to reveal the processes underlying integration of sensory information.

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Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
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Elucidation of the Principles of Formation and Function of the Brain Neural Network and Creation of Control Technologies
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