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Mechanics of behavior in non-neuronal systems - and other puzzles from the depths of the ocean

Datum
20.03.2019 
Zeit
16:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr 
Sprecher
Prof. Manu Prakash 
Institut
Stanford University 
Sprache
en 
Hauptthema
Biologie: Allgemein
Subthemen
Medizin: Regeneration
Ansprechpartner
DIPP (Dresden International PhD Program) 
Zusammenfassung

AbstractRemarkable behavioral complexity in metazoans can be attributed to the evolution of the neuron and the nervous system. But for such a system to arise in the pre-cambrian era, precursors of animals without neurons must have roamed the earth at some point of time. Soft-bodied animals make for a very poor representation in our fossil records, shutting the door to inferring origins of behavioral complexity prior to nervous systems as we know it. By exploring diverse living relatives of multi-cellular and single-celled organisms spread across the tree of life, I will share examples of quantitative methods to construct behavioral motifs and embodied algorithms in simple non-neuronal systems. Time permitting, I will also share some old biological puzzles, new tools and opportunities and an urgent need to explore planktonic life - the biological soup we call the ocean.

 

Letzte Aktualisierung: 20.03.2019 00:09.

Vortragsort 

DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD, auditorium left) 
Fetscherstraße 105
01307 Dresden
Telefon
+49 (0)351 458 82064 
Fax
+49 (0)351 458 82059  
E-Mail
DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden 
Homepage
http://www.crt-dresden.de 

Veranstalter 

DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)
Fetscherstraße 105
01307 Dresden
Telefon
+49 (0)351 458 82064 
Fax
+49 (0)351 458 82059 
E-Mail
DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD) 
Homepage
http://www.crt-dresden.de 
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