My research focus is on real and artificial neural networks, and how to make sense out of both. Lately, I am working intensively with image acquisition and image processing.
Lately, I could publish together with my PhD supervisor a story regarding the optomotor response (OMR) in larval zebrafish. We know that whole-field visual motion is a strong OMR inducing stimulus, however, the exact underpinnings of the visual stimulus and what visual features actually trigger the OMR have been remained unknown.
In our Open Access Cell Reports publication, we show that fish start preferentially swimming when whole-field motion is accompanied with the perception of a local light-dark transition.