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Motor activity and trajectory control during escape jumping in the locust Locusta migratoria
We investigated the escape jumps that locusts produce in response to approaching objects. Hindleg muscular activity during an escape jump is similar to that during a defensive kick. Locusts canExpand
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Preparing for escape: an examination of the role of the DCMD neuron in locust escape jumps
Many animals begin to escape by moving away from a threat the instant it is detected. However, the escape jumps of locusts take several hundred milliseconds to produce and the locust must thereforeExpand
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Reactive direction control for a mobile robot: a locust-like control of escape direction emerges when a bilateral pair of model locust visual neurons are integrated
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We implement a bilateral pair of LGMD models in Khepera robots equipped with normal and panoramic cameras. Expand
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Role of a looming-sensitive neuron in triggering the defense behavior of the praying mantis Tenodera aridifolia.
In responses to looming objects, the praying mantis shows a defense behavior, which consists of retracting forelegs under the prothorax. The role of a looming-sensitive neuron in triggering thisExpand
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Responses of descending neurons to looming stimuli in the praying mantis Tenodera aridifolia
Responses to visual stimuli of some neurons that descend the nerve cord from the brain were recorded extracellularly in the mantis Tenodera aridifolia. Most of the recorded neurons showed theirExpand
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Response Properties of Visual Interneurons to Motion Stimuli in the Praying Mantis, Tenodera aridifolia
Abstract Intracellular responses of motion-sensitive visual interneurons were recorded from the lobula complex of the mantis, Tenodera aridifolia. The interneurons were divided into four classesExpand
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Coordinated movements of the head and body during orienting behaviour in the praying mantis Tenodera aridifolia.
The visual orienting behaviour towards prey in the free-moving mantis was investigated with a high-speed camera. The orienting behaviour consisted of head, prothorax, and abdomen rotations.Expand
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Defence behaviours of the praying mantis Tenodera aridifolia in response to looming objects.
  • Y. Yamawaki
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of insect physiology
  • 1 November 2011
Defence responses to approaching objects were observed in the mantis Tenodera aridifolia. The mantis showed three kinds of behaviour, fixation, evasion and cryptic reaction. The cryptic reactionExpand
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The parasitoid fly Exorista japonica uses visual and olfactory cues to locate herbivore‐infested plants
Some parasitoid flies exploit odors derived from plants as olfactory cues for locating the food plants of host insects, but the role of visual cues associated with plants remains largely unknown. TheExpand
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Unraveling the functional organization of lobula complex in the mantis brain by identification of visual interneurons
  • Y. Yamawaki
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of comparative neurology
  • 14 December 2018
The praying mantis shows broad repertories of visually guided behaviors such as prey recognition and defense against collision. It is likely that neurons in the lobula complex (LOX), the third visualExpand
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