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Neural Code of the fly's optical system

Grant number: 12/13840-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Classical Areas of Phenomenology and Applications
Principal Investigator:Roland Koberle
Grantee:Fernando dos Santos Beserra
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The aim of this study is the acquisistion of experimental and theoretical tools to work in {\em Neuroscience}.To acomplish this, the student shall:1- Study: Information Theory, Stochastic Processes, Matlab/Scilab programming.2- Learn the experimental techniques used in our lab {\em DipteraLab} to record extracellularly from Lobula Plate neurons.3- Join his adviser in the project aiming at a real time reconstruction of the stimulus seen by the fly fromthe H1-spike-train. 4- Perform and analise his own experiments.