Think about how difficult moving around might be if you didn’t have a sense of your body’s configuration (standing, sitting, lying horizontally), and your body’s speed. In fact, to ensure the success of the most trivial, or the most elaborate action, the brain of all animals, from insects to humans, has to simultaneously process and combine rapidly changing sensory information, while monitoring the position of all body parts, their speed of movement and the body’s posture. Our lab is interested in understanding how the brain orchestrates all these signals to form an internal representation of self-movement, and how this representation controls locomotion.

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Main Interests

The computational principles that govern motor and sensory coordination


Electrophysiology, Optical tools, Behavior, Virtual reality, Whiteboard and literature

Models and Regions

Drosophila melanogaster, Sensory, Premotor and Motor areas.

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Champalimaud Foundation

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Avenida Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

T (+351) 210 480 119