Einat Couzin-Fuchs

Department of Biology, 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 a main model organism, we use cockroaches that are renowned for their remarkable speed and agility, a crucial feature for their evolutionary success and a major inspiration for the development of biologically-inspired multi-legged robots.

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.