Recent approaches to study the neural bases of complex insect behavior

Michael Traner, Rishabh Chandak, Baranidharan Raman

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Recent advances in biocompatible materials, miniaturized instrumentation, advanced computational algorithms, and genetic tools have enabled the development of novel methods and approaches to quantify the behavior of individuals or groups of animals. In conjunction with technologies that allow simultaneous monitoring of neural responses, quantitative studies of complex behaviors can reveal tighter links between the external sensory cues in the vicinity of the organism and neural responses they elicit, and how internal neural representations finally get mapped onto the behavior generated. In this review, we examine a few approaches that are beginning to be widely exploited for understanding neural–behavioral response transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Insect Science
StatePublished - Dec 2021


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