Motion generation by Drosophila mechanosensory neurons.

  title={Motion generation by Drosophila mechanosensory neurons.},
  author={Martin C. G{\"o}pfert and Daniel Robert},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={100 9},
In Drosophila melanogaster, hearing is supported by mechanosensory neurons transducing sound-induced vibrations of the antenna. It is shown here that these neurons additionally generate motions that mechanically drive the antenna and tune it to relevant sounds. Motion generation in the Drosophila auditory system is betrayed by the auditory mechanics; the antenna of the fly nonlinearly alters its tuning as stimulus intensity declines and oscillates spontaneously in the absence of sound. The… CONTINUE READING
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