CRC 665/2: Experience-Dependent Development of Prey Capture and of Higher-Order Cortical Areas in the Etruscan Shrew (SP B10)


The prey capture of Etruscan shrews is one of the most sophisticated tactile behaviors in the animal kingdom. Shrew prey capture is a high-speed behavior that relies on precise attacks guided by tactile Gestalt cues. Behavioral and deprivation experiments have shown that tactile experience is required for the successful prey capture. Thus we plan an integrated behavioral, physiological and anatomical approach towards a systematic understanding of tactile learning and development.


Principal Investigators
Brecht, Michael Prof. Dr. (Details) (Animal Physiology/Systems Neurobiology and Neural Computation)

Duration of Project
Start date: 07/2009
End date: 06/2017

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