Student Theses and Dissertations


Jazz Weisman

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

RU Laboratory

Maimon Laboratory


By studying head fixed or rigidly tethered animals, neuroscientists have been able to make high-resolution neurophysiological and behavioral measurements during naturalistic tasks. Tethered paradigms have a particularly rich history in the study of insect behavior and in this thesis I describe technology that extends by one-hundred fold|from hours to weeks|the timescale over which individual Drosophila can be routinely studied while tethered in place.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of The Rockefeller University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

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