Optomotor control of the force of flight in Drosophila and Musca

  title={Optomotor control of the force of flight in Drosophila and Musca},
  author={Karl Georg G{\"o}tz and Ulrich Wandel},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
Drift of the retinal images of the surroundings elicits optomotor responses of flight control in the fruitfly, Drosophila melanogaster, and in the housefly, Musca domestica. The present investigation deals with the responses of tethered flies in still air. The responses were elicited by continuous movement of striped patterns in front of the eyes, and characterized by the magnitude and elevation of the resulting force of flight which is the average of the forces produced during a wingbeat cycle… CONTINUE READING
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