Based on the successful mind-matching session at the Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) conference, a free web-based unconference for neuroscientists was created called “neuromatch“.
The neuromatch 1.0 conference was held on 30th and 31st March, 2020. The conference agenda included a significant number of international speakers.
Our STEP2DYNA researcher Xuelong Sun presented his work on insect navigation at the conference. Considering the current travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, this was an excellent opportunity to continue to promote the STPEP2DYNA project work in an innovative, safe and effective way.
Xuelong presented his work ‘A Decentralised Neural Model Explaining Optimal Integration Of Navigational Strategies in Insects’. Xuelong is carrying out this work with Dr Michael Mangan and Prof Shigang Yue.
A copy of Xuelong’s presentation can be accessed here.
To learn more about this research, please refer to the paper Modelling the Insect Navigation Toolkit: How the Mushroom Bodies and Central Complex Coordinate Guidance Strategies https://doi.org/10.1101/856153 .