Martin's paper published in Neuron

Our latest paper in collaboration with the Engert lab is entitled: “A Brain-wide Circuit Model of Heat-Evoked Swimming Behavior in Larval Zebrafish”.

The paper investigates how temperature sensation in represented in the brain and converted into behavior. By delivering heat stimuli, and measuring motor output and whole-brain activity, Martin and colleagues identify a critical transformation in heat representation between two brain regions: a simple stimulus in the trigeminal is converted into a representation of absolute temperature and temperature changes in the hindbrain. Martin and co. go on to construct a circuit-level model that predicts both the neural activity and motor output.

Congratulations Martin!