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Mushroom body output neurons encode valence and guide memory-based action selection in Drosophila

Animals discriminate stimuli, learn their predictive value and use this knowledge to modify their behavior. In Drosophila, the mushroom body (MB) plays a key role in these processes. Sensory stimuli are sparsely represented by ∼2000 Kenyon cells, …

Probing *Drosophila* visual behaviors in high throughput

Janelia’s Fly Olympiad Project Team has developed several quantitative systems for measuring *Drosophila* behavior. The first and most complex behavioral apparatus we implemented, that we call “the box”, efficiently tests groups of flies in …

The Fly Olympiad: A series of high-throughput, quantitative behavioral experiments in *Drosophila* neurobiology.

By leveraging quantitative behavioral assays and modulating the function of targeted neurons in thousands of lines of fruit flies, the Fly Olympiad project is studying how neurons in the brain work to govern behavior. The Fly Olympiad has developed a …

Fly Olympiad

High-throughput behavioral assays to understand the Drosophila brain