Extremely non-orthogonal axes in a sense organ for rotation: Behavioural analysis of the dipteran haltere system

  title={Extremely non-orthogonal axes in a sense organ for rotation: Behavioural analysis of the dipteran haltere system},
  author={Gerbera Nalbach},
  • G. Nalbach
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine, Physics, Biology
  • Neuroscience
Flies acquire information about self-rotation via Coriolis forces detected by their moving halteres. Information processing in the haltere system was analysed by exploiting the method of simulating rotational stimuli by vibrating the fly's body and simultaneously observing compensatory head and wing reactions. Although the force acting on one haltere contains Coriolis terms for rotations about three orthogonal axes, the one-haltered fly has only two measuring axes which are coded in lateral… Expand
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