Prof. Dr. Paul A. Stevenson

Research interests:

I am interested in how behavior is generated and coordinated by the nervous system. Daunted by the complexities, my investigations focus on how the comparatively simple, segmentally organized nervous systems of insects activate and generate basic motor patterns for coordinated movement,  as well as the more complex social interactions that are characteristic for aggressive behavior. My main aim is to discover how experience and environment modifies the operation of neuronal circuits, for example via the action of biogenic amines, in order to orchestrate adaptive behavior. Some of the projects I am involved in are listed below.

Curriculum VitaeCurriculum_Vitae.htmlCurriculum_Vitae.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0
DFG Research GroupDFG_Research_Group.htmlDFG_Research_Group.htmlshapeimage_7_link_0
- AggressionProjects.htmlProject__Aggression.htmlshapeimage_10_link_0
- EvolutionProject__Evolution.htmlProject__Evolution.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0
- NeuromodulationProject__Neuromodulation.htmlProject__Neuromodulation.htmlshapeimage_12_link_0

- Control of aggression by biogenic amines in crickets

- Evolution of neurotransmitter systems (under construction)

  (in collaboration with George Mayer: LINK)

- Neuromodulation and control of coordinated body movements

Selected projects: