5/16/16: Researchers at KIBM have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, Drosophila melanogaster, the team shows for the first time what goes on in the brain of the fly during courtship – when it’s unrestrained.
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Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) researchers bridge disciplinary boundaries to further our understanding of the origins, evolution and mechanisms of human cognition, from the brain's physical and biochemical machinery to the experiences and behaviors we call the mind.
We support innovative research in the La Jolla area through grants to teams of investigators working on problems at the boundaries of our current knowledge about brain and mind. In the past ten years we have granted over three million dollars to investigators at UCSD, the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, the Neurosciences Institute, and the Scripps Research Institute. Pilot data from our innovative research grants have led to a number of large awards to labs at UCSD and Salk to further investigate autism spectrum disorders, cystinosis, neurogenesis, and learning.