In search of the sky compass in the insect brain

@article{Homberg2004InSO,
  title={In search of the sky compass in the insect brain},
  author={Uwe Homberg},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={199-208}
}
Like many vertebrate species, insects rely on a sun compass for spatial orientation and long- range navigation. In addition to the sun, however, insects can also use the polarization pattern of the sky as a reference for estimating navigational directions. Recent analysis of polarization vision pathways in the brain of orthopteroid insects sheds some light onto brain areas that might act as internal navigation centers. Here I review the significance, peripheral mechanisms, and central… CONTINUE READING

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