We established a method for activity-dependent visualization of neural circuits in the fruit fly brain. An optogenetic method for reactivation of those visualized neural circuits upon illumination was also established for their manipulation. With these methods, we identified a neural cluster important for behavioral motivation. It is expected that these methods and findings would contribute to elucidation of the neural basis of innate behaviors of insects and regulation of their behaviors.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- JSPS KAKENHI, JSPS Research Fellow, Sasakawa Scientific Research Grants, Naito Foundation, Yamada Science Foundation, Hokuriku Bank, Takeda Science Foundation, Asahi Glass Foundation, Uehara Memorial Foundation, Japan Prize Foundation