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Name Dr Edgar Buhl
Job title Senior Research Associate
Research Associate
Department School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience University of Bristol
School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience University of Bristol
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Qualifications Diploma, Dr rer nat (Leipzig)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Society of Neuroscience
Keywords locomotion
central pattern generators (CPGs)
electrophysiology
neuroethology
decision making in neurons
Areas of expertise My research is focussed on how nervous systems produce behaviour mainly by means of physiological methods. A central question in behavioural control is how central pattern generators (CPGs) for locomotion are activated. I use both insects and young frog tadpoles as experimental animals, whose central nervous systems (CNS) contain relatively few, easily accessible neurones. Such it is possible to work on identified cells and single neurones that are known to control complex behaviours. I am currently working as a Research Assistant in the Lab of Alan Roberts and Stephen R. Soffe in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol. Here I use whole-cell recordings with marker injections to investigate the mechanisms and neurones responsible for the initiation of swimming and struggling movements in young Xenopus tadpoles.
Languages (other than English)
German spoken    written