Neurons that control aggression and mating are closely intertwined deep within the brain.
At the AAAS Annual Meeting, David Anderson discussed how studies of model organisms such as mice and fruit flies can improve scientists' understanding of the neural basis of emotion.
Scientists have discovered sensory neurons within the antennae that help flies respond to wind.
Scientists have traced female fruitflies' complex behavioral change after mating to a single protein in the semen of males.
HHMI researchers have identified a brain pathway that plays an important role in making survival decisions.
HHMI researchers are moving closer to understanding the entire developmental program that underlies motor neuron differentiation.