Meshi Volovich

MSc student at Dr. Oded Rechavi's laboratory

Research project

My project deals with the involvement of neural circuits in irrational decision making. We examin the effect of volatile odors on the decision performed by our animal model, the c.elegans.
Irrational behavior is thought to occur in high order cognitive centers. The novelty in our research is the fact that we test this behavior on a very simple organism such as the c.elegans, therefore trying to access the core of the irrational decision making which, in our opinion, occurs in a much lower place in the nervous system- neural circuits