Poll Group

It is intriguing how tightly-orchestrated neuronal networks fulfil, what we are appreciating as our mind and what ultimately helps us to define our personality. It is one of our most valuable skills that defines mankind, the ability to create new thoughts and learn from experience. From this it becomes clear that diseases of the central […]

Büschges Group

The research group studies the neural underpinnings of locomotor behavior in animals, i.e. flying, swimming, or walking. Presently, we focus on the generation of terrestrial locomotion, i.e. walking, in insects. In the fruit fly and the stick insect we analyze (a) descending control of initiation and maintenance of walking, (d) role and processing of proprioceptive […]