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Herwig Baier, PhD
Office: Annegret Cerny
Phone:+49 (0)89 8578 - 3200Fax:+49 (0)89 8578 - 3208

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Projects

Interested in doing a PhD or Master thesis in the Baier lab?
Please apply to the Graduate School in Systemic Neuroscience
(GSN) or one of the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS-LS or IMPRS-TP).

Publications

Department: Genes - Circuits - Behavior

Genes - Circuits - Behavior

Research overview

All sensory perception and every coordinated movement, as well as feelings, memories and motivation, arise from the bustling activity of many millions of interconnected cells in the CNS. The ultimate function of this elaborate network is to generate behavior. The goal of our research is to understand how animal brains integrate the information about sensory inputs and internal state into behavioral responses. We use zebrafish as our experimental model, employing a diverse array of methods. Our approaches take advantage of the feature that zebrafish larvae are optically transparent and genetically accessible. The goal of our research is to understand how neuronal circuits convert sensory inputs into behavioral responses.

Projects

We are mapping the long-range connectivity of the zebrafish brain and address the question of how many discrete neuron types exist.

Cellular-resolution map of the larval zebrafish brain

We are mapping the long-range connectivity of the zebrafish brain and address the question of how many discrete neuron types exist.
We devise and adapt a wide variety of technologies to investigate how neural circuits process information and generate behavior.

Optical, genetic and computational methods for circuit analysis

We devise and adapt a wide variety of technologies to investigate how neural circuits process information and generate behavior.
Specific visual stimulus configurations release particular behaviors. We investigate how visual stimuli are transformed to motor outputs.

From vision to action

Specific visual stimulus configurations release particular behaviors. We investigate how visual stimuli are transformed to motor outputs.
We study the neural and genetic underpinnings of cognition, motivation and emotion in the fish brain.

Fish psychology: Spatial navigation, social cognition, attention and decision-making

We study the neural and genetic underpinnings of cognition, motivation and emotion in the fish brain.
Fumi Kubo groupWe discovered that the zebrafish brain distinguishes between two types of optic flow. Our aim is to understand the wiring diagram serving this task.

Processing of optic flow

Fumi Kubo group

We discovered that the zebrafish brain distinguishes between two types of optic flow. Our aim is to understand the wiring diagram serving this task.
 
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