Schnell Group

Everyone who has ever tried to swat a fly will appreciate the incredibly fast and acrobatic maneuvers flies can perform. Within the fraction of a second, they can detect the motion of a hand or any other potential threat and can evade the danger by a rapid change in course. The species we study, the […]

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 […]