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In exploring a fly’s choice of a mate, researchers track the neural circuits that bridge sensory perception and behavioral action

In exploring a fly’s choice of a mate, researchers track the neural circuits that bridge sensory perception and behavioral actionA new study explains how taste and smell signals travel from a male fruit fly’s sense organs and into his higher brain areas as he assesses a potential mating partner. The research may provide important clues about how our brains integrate different sense perceptions to make decisions. More »

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Vanessa Ruta awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Ruta, head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, is being recognized for her promise as a scientific leader and will receive a $50,000 prize to further her research on how neural circuits are modified by experience. More »

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Rockefeller alum Vanessa Ruta named to university’s faculty

Ruta, a neuroscientist interested in understanding how circuits in the brain can be modified by experience, will establish the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior this fall.

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