A neurobiologist using invertebrate model systems to study the neurobiology of behavior: how do brains decide what to do next? More
 Prof. Dr. Björn Brembs - bjoern@brembs.net

Contact Information: Universität Regensburg
Institute of Zoology - Neurogenetics
Universitätsstrasse 31
93040 Regensburg, Germany
Phone: +49 941 943 3117

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A root of language in fruit flies (PDF)

The human language-related FOXP2 gene and its orthologue in flies, dFoxP, share their function in a specific form of motor learning, operant self-learning.

deep impact

Deep Impact (PDF)

The unintended consequences of journal rank suggest abandoning journal publishing in favor of a modern scholarly communication system.


Open Science: Buridan's Paradigm (PDF, companion PDF)

A simple behavioral experiment as a test case for open science: data collection/analysis software as well as all raw data are freely available.

free will

Spontaneous actions (PDF)

An invited review about the evolutionary roots of free will, largely presenting data on spontaneous actions and decision-making in invertebrates.

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