Neuronal Models

What animal models do we use to study neuronal function? From "simpler" to "complex":

  • Mollusks with simple central nervous systems; ~10,000 larger neurons and a million synaptic connections
  • Insects with social behaviors
  • Mammals that are relevant to human disease and function


Choose the ideal system:

  • Learning and memory
  • Neuronal control of behavior
  • Neuronal repair
  • Novel cell-cell signaling pathways
  • And, do not forget, match the tool!