Dynamics of optomotor responses in Drosophila to perturbations in optic flow

@article{Theobald2010DynamicsOO,
  title={Dynamics of optomotor responses in Drosophila to perturbations in optic flow},
  author={J. Theobald and D. Ringach and M. Frye},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={213},
  pages={1366 - 1375}
}
  • J. Theobald, D. Ringach, M. Frye
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Experimental Biology
  • SUMMARY For a small flying insect, correcting unplanned course perturbations is essential for navigating through the world. Visual course control relies on estimating optic flow patterns which, in flies, are encoded by interneurons of the third optic ganglion. However, the rules that translate optic flow into flight motor commands remain poorly understood. Here, we measured the temporal dynamics of optomotor responses in tethered flies to optic flow fields about three cardinal axes. For each… CONTINUE READING

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