Animals use visual cues to navigate, search for food and mates, or to avoid predators. To do so, their visual systems rely on specialized neuronal circuits that evolved to handle the overwhelming visual information of our world. By extracting relevant features from the environment, visual information is tailored to control perception and behavior. I aim to understand the functions of and processes being encoded by these specialized circuitries and their role in instructing behavior. I believe that by exploring the intricacies of visual processing, general principles of neuronal computation will emerge.