Panagiotis Eleftheriadis

Research Exchange Student

Sensory information integration allows us to experience reality, and sensimotor transformations to interact with it. What is the neuronal representation of this fundamental process, though? For example, what happens in my brain while typing this text? To answer such a complicated question, we have to take a step back and ask something (seemingly) simpler, for example, how does this little fish interpret its environment and decide if it should go left or right? With the help of the larval zebrafish and modern molecular tools/genetic manipulations, state-of-the-art microscopy, electrophysiology, advanced algorithms and behavioral experiments we are getting closer to deciphering some of the workings of the living brain, allowing us to deduce information about what internal conscious processes, like decision making, look like at neuronal, circuit and network level. Or at least I am working on it!