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We examine animals that are “specialists” in a particular type of behavior. The pedagogical premise is that general insights into the neuronal organization of behavior can be gained by examining neural solutions that animals have evolved to solve problems encountered in their environmental niche. The idea that an ideal animal exists for studying the neural of specific behaviors is based on Krogh's principle. Krogh's principle states that "for such a large number of problems there will be some animal of choice, or a few such animals, on which it can be most conveniently studied." This concept is central to those disciplines of biology that rely on the comparative method such as neuroethology. Central to the dogma of this course, therefore, is the idea that nervous systems are best understood in the context of the problems they have evolved to solve (“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution”).​

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Prof. Ohad 37, room 114Computer SciencePersonal website
Theoretical computational vision; Applied computer vision and (often biologically inspired) robot vision; human visual perception and visual psychophysics; Visual computational neuroscience; Animal vision (with particular interest in marine species)
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Prof. Frederic 40, room 315Life SciencesPersonal website
Neuroethology, Neurotoxins, animal behavior, neuroparasitology


Prof. Idan M7, room 511Public HealthPersonal website
Autism, Genetics, Eepidemiology, Biostatistics
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Prof. Ronen 40, room 311Life SciencesPersonal website
Fish neurobiology, vision, spatial cognition, goldfish, archerfish, electrophysiology​