We are interested in understanding how the interactions of relatively simple components at different temporal and spatial scales can lead to the observation of complex emergent phenomena like animal behavior.


Emergence of vocal communication
We study how vocal communication emerges from evolutionary, developmental, biomechanical, and physiological factors.

Emergence of locomotion
We develop theoretical frameworks to understand how locomotion emerges from the interaction of simple contractile components.

Information transfer
We develop rigorous statistical and computational methods to infer and interpret the interaction between different components of the nervous system at several temporal and spatial scales.

Long memory processes
We study non-Markovian process to understand phase transition phenomena that emerge when remote past strongly affects the present.