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Innovative Training Network approved. The European Research Council will fund a 4-year international doctoral program on the role of the cerebellum in controlling emotions, especially fear & anxiety. more
Collaborative Research Center funded. The German research foundation has approved the first phase of a large CRC on "Retuning dynamic motor network disorders using neuromodulation". The DCL will contribute one scientific project on the role of brainstem circuits in a mouse model of Parkinson's Disease.
Freezing pathway identified.
Freezing is a conserved defensive behavior present in many species including mice and humans. We characterized a forebrain-midbrain-hindbrain circuit important for execution of freezing behavior.
Flight circuits elucidated.
Flight is an active defensive behavior essential for survival in the face of threat. We characterized a central amygdala circuit important for gating of conditioned flight behavior.