August studies spatial decision-making in individual animals and groups of animals. Thereby, he uses behavioural experiments and computational modelling to understand how spatiotemporal information is represented in the brain and how it is processed during decision-making. And further how this decision-making process gets extended from one brain to multiple brains in groups of animals.
PI: Iain Couzin
Enrolment in Doctoral degree(s): August is enrolled in the International Max Planck Research School for Organismal Biology at the University of Konstanz.