Opening Plenary Lecture:
"Neural codes for natural behaviors in flying bats"
Nachum Ulanovsky (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Nachum Ulanovsky is interested in the brain basis of behaviour and the neurobiology of learning and memory. His main area of study is how three-dimensional, complex naturalistic spaces are represented and remembered in the mammalian brain. He uses bats as animal models, fitting them with devices which allow him to measure the activity of individual neurons in their brains as they fly. He currently employs the smallest tracking devices in the world to track the flight of fruit bats. In 2007, he joined the Weizmann Institute where he leads a lab in the Department of Neurobiology.