– Understanding physics of behavior –

Living things exhibit clever information processing to cope with environmental changes, even at individual level. In addition, we are often fascinated with emergence of more intelligent behaviors when living things collectively self-organize at population level. My ultimate research purpose is to understand a principle underlying this intelligence. Therefore, I employ the nematode C. elegans as a model animal and seek physical rules governing individual and population level behaviors. For this purpose, I have taken interdisciplinary approaches between neuroscience, ethology, engineering and nonlinear physics.

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