Prof. Dr. Björn Brembs

Contact Information:

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

A neurobiologist using invertebrate model systems to study the neurobiology of behavior: how do brains decide what to do next?


My background, my research

R E C E N T   P R O J E C T S
deep impact

Deep Impact
Frontiers in Neuroscience (PDF)

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


Open Science: Buridan's Paradigm
PLoS ONE (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
Proceedings of the Royal Society (PDF)

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


Habit Formation
Current Biology (PDF)

Extended training can lead to habit formation even in fruit flies. In the Drosophila brain, the mushrom-bodies regulate this process.


Skinnerian genes
Current Biology (PDF)

Operant conditioning engages two processes which can be distinguished genetically.

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