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From neurons to cognition

This is a really interesting review paper in the latest Current Opinion in Neurobiology. The paper looks at behavioural evidence that suggests insects utilise rich cognitive processes in the control of action and then considers the marvellous techniques (mainly with flies) that allow us to probe the neural substrate involved in the control of these behaviours. The main reason I like the paper so much is the infectious enthusiasm that comes across regarding the current potential of insect neuroethology. Well worth a read.

Haberkern, H., & Jayaraman, V. (2016). Studying small brains to understand the building blocks of cognition. Current opinion in neurobiology, 37, 59-65.

 

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