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A hot head gives an insect a clearer view of a moving world because warming reduces motion blur by accelerating photoreceptor responses. Over a natural temperature range, 19-34 degrees C, the speed of response of blowfly (Calliphora vicina) photoreceptors more than doubles, to produce the fastest functional responses recorded from an ocular photoreceptor.(More)
Gradients in the spatial properties of retinal cells and their relation to image statistics are well documented. However, less is known of gradients in temporal properties, especially at the level of the photoreceptor for which no account exists. Using light flashes and white-noise-modulated light and current stimuli, we examined the spatial and temporal(More)
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