Jan Gründemann and FMI's Lüthi lab investigated the activity of mouse basal amygdala neurons during different behavioural tasks

Neurons in the Amygdala, image: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Jan Gründemann and researches of the laboratory of Andreas Lüthi at the Friederich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Sciences (FMI) have shown that two ensembles of neurons display orthogonal activity during exploratory and nonexploratory behaviors, possibly reflecting different levels of anxiety experienced in these areas. Their findings were recently published in Science.