Caught in the act! Looking at lobster brains



Even though a lot of the work we do involves robots, some work in our lab involves recording from the neurons in lobster brains. From this neuroscience research we can develop models to run and test on our robots. Here’s Lara looking at a part of the lobster brain (the stomatogastric ganglion) that controls the rhythmic movements of its stomach:


And here’s a picture from fellow graduate student Lin of what she could be looking at:STGA nice healthy clump of neurons!



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