Small circuits for large tasks: high-speed decision-making in archerfish

T Schlegel, S. Schuster

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Abstract

The enormous progress made in functional magnetic resonance imaging technology allows us to watch our brains engage in complex cognitive and social tasks. However, our understanding of what actually is computed in the underlying cellular networks is hindered by the vast numbers of neurons involved. Here, we describe a vertebrate system, shaped for top speed, in which a complex and plastic decision is performed by surprisingly small circuitry that can be studied at cellular resolution.
Translated title of the contributionSmall circuits for large tasks: high-speed decision-making in archerfish
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104 - 106
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume319
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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