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We seek to understand how

neural circuits implement behavioral algorithms

We study the fruit fly, which has a robust behavioral repertoire, yet contains only 100,000 neurons

We use in vivo whole-cell electrophysiology to measure the activity of identified neurons 

We use 2-photon calcium imaging to measure the activity of defined neural populations

We use 2-photon optogenetics to manipulate neural activity with high spatial and temporal precision

We use anatomical tracing to identify and define neural circuit elements

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