LIN Seminar: “Circuits and Mechanisms underlying gender-specific courtship behavior in the mouse” by Dr. Lisa Stowers (Scripps Research)
March 3, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Chicago, IL 60624
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Join us on March 3, 2022 for a presentation by Dr. Lisa Stowers (Scripps Research).
Abstract: Courtship behavior requires functioning of a variety of neural computations including sensation, interoception, learning, and memory. How and where these functions alter behavior is largely unknown. The Stowers lab is leveraging the ability of specialized olfactory cues, pheromones, to specifically activate and therefore identify and study courtship circuits in the mouse. We are interested in identifying general circuit principles (specific brain nodes and information flow) that are common to all individuals, and to additionally study how experience, gender, age, and internal state modulate and personalize behavior. We are solving the structure and logic of two complete sensory to motor courtship circuits to compare and contrast their strategies of how the brain generates innate behavior.
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