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Talk Francis Crick Lecture 2019 - Love, smell and memory

Francis Crick Lecture 2019 -  Love, smell and memory

© Visualisation by Philipp Schlegel

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Francis Crick Lecture 2019 given by Dr Gregory Jefferis

Love, smell and memory: exploring the brain circuits for learned and innate behaviour

Ten metres of neuronal wiring inside the brain of the vinegar fly. Visualisation by Philipp Schlegel, University of Cambridge/MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. Neuronal tracing by the full adult fly brain community.

How does the genome encode behaviour through the development of the nervous system? What makes male and female brains different? What is different about brain circuits for learned and unlearned behaviour?

Gregory Jefferis will provide answers to these questions from his group's work on the fruit fly, Drosophila. They are using the latest technologies to study animal behaviour and to monitor and perturb neurons. They are also using the new science of connectomics to map the neuronal wiring diagram of this tiny but sophisticated brain. Together this is revealing some of the core logic by which brains process information and control behaviour, principles that are likely shared all the way to humans.

The prize lecture will be webcast live with live subtitles provided by Stagetext working with MyClearText. The video recording of the event will be available shortly after the event.

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Thu 16 Jan 2020, 6:30pm

Live subtitling & live streaming by Stagetext

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Venue details

Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council