Understanding the neural mechanisms underlying behavior
Caesar’s research is interdisciplinary with scientists from various research areas working together on the topics of cellular signal processing and the neural foundations of behavior.
Research at caesar is concerned with understanding the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. This ranges from studying the single celled organism to studying one of the core questions of mammalian neurobiology: how do patterns of neuronal activity give rise to complex but coherent and goal-directed behavior?
Ever since their existence, humans have been seeking knowledge. Such knowledge enables them to evaluate the possible consequences of their actions and, where appropriate, look for alternatives. The insights gained in basic research also serve as the basis for new technologies, materials, treatments, and drugs.
However, to gain biological and medical insights scientists often must rely on studies with living organisms.