Neuronal encoding of sound, gravity, and wind in the fruit fly

@article{Matsuo2013NeuronalEO,
  title={Neuronal encoding of sound, gravity, and wind in the fruit fly},
  author={Eriko Matsuo and Azusa Kamikouchi},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2013},
  volume={199},
  pages={253-262}
}
The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster responds behaviorally to sound, gravity, and wind. Exposure to male courtship songs results in reduced locomotion in females, whereas males begin to chase each other. When agitated, fruit flies tend to move against gravity. When faced with air currents, they ‘freeze’ in place. Based on recent studies, Johnston’s hearing… CONTINUE READING