Einat Couzin-Fuchs

Group Leader, Department of Biology and the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour, University of Konstanz, Insect neuroscience group

 

Faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)

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From sensory perception to action

My research focuses on understanding relations between insect sensory perception and action. As main model organisms, we use cockroaches and migratory locusts. The former renowned for their speed and agility, crucial features for their evolutionary success, while the latter for their extreme phenotypic plasticity, mass migrations and immense agricultural and ecological importance. 

In different projects we study the neural mechanisms via which insects sample their environment (focusing on olfactory and tactile cues), make movement decisions  and execute them.