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Target detection in insects: optical, neural and behavioral optimizations
Centre for Neuroscience, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia. (Motion vision)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6020-6348
2016 (English)In: Current Opinion in Neurobiology, ISSN 0959-4388, E-ISSN 1873-6882, Vol. 41, p. 122-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Motion vision provides important cues for many tasks. Flying insects, for example, may pursue small, fast moving targets for mating or feeding purposes, even when these are detected against self-generated optic flow. Since insects are small, with size-constrained eyes and brains, they have evolved to optimize their optical, neural and behavioral target visualization solutions. Indeed, even if evolutionarily distant insects display different pursuit strategies, target neuron physiology is strikingly similar. Furthermore, the coarse spatial resolution of the insect compound eye might actually be beneficial when it comes to detection of moving targets. In conclusion, tiny insects show higher than expected performance in target visualization tasks.

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2016. Vol. 41, p. 122-128
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-308754DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.09.001PubMedID: 27662056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-308754DiVA, id: diva2:1050720
Available from: 2016-11-30 Created: 2016-11-30 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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