Modelling the central complex (PhD)

I am currently creating a spiking neural model of a central brain region found in all insects called the central complex (CX). This area is interesting as it is both highly implicated in navigational behaviour and physiologically remarkably consistent across many different species of insects that are sometimes evolutionarily separated by over 360 million years. My model is based on data collected from the desert locust Schistocerca Gregaria. In particular, I am looking at neural responses to differently polarised light sources in the visual pathway, and attempting to reconstruct the polarisation coding network.

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