Arousal facilitates collision avoidance mediated by a looming sensitive visual neuron in a flying locust.

@article{Rind2008ArousalFC,
  title={Arousal facilitates collision avoidance mediated by a looming sensitive visual neuron in a flying locust.},
  author={F. Claire Rind and Roger D. Santer and Geraldine A Wright},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={
          670-80
        }
}
Locusts have two large collision-detecting neurons, the descending contralateral movement detectors (DCMDs) that signal object approach and trigger evasive glides during flight. We sought to investigate whether vision for action, when the locust is in an aroused state rather than a passive viewer, significantly alters visual processing in this collision-detecting pathway. To do this we used two different approaches to determine how the arousal state of a locust affects the prolonged periods of… CONTINUE READING

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