Eric Press

Ph.D. student

Visual neuroethology

My research involves the development of in vivo electrophysiology to investigate how circuits that process global visual motion (i.e. optic flow) are involved in natural locomotion. I record single unit activity from the nucleus lentiformis mesencephali of zebra finches flying in a virtual reality environment to understand how behaviourally dependent and independent visual motion is represented by optic flow circuits and contributes to visually guided behaviour.