Seeing what is coming: building collision-sensitive neurones

@article{Rind1999SeeingWI,
  title={Seeing what is coming: building collision-sensitive neurones},
  author={F. Rind and P. Simmons},
  journal={Trends in Neurosciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={22},
  pages={215-220}
}
The image of a rapidly approaching object has to elicit a quick response. An animal needs to know that the object is approaching on a collision course and how imminent a collision is. The relevant information can be computed from the way that the image of the object grows on the retina of one eye. Firm data about the types of neurones that react to such looming stimuli and trigger avoidance reactions come from recent studies on the pigeon and the locust. The neurones responsible are tightly… Expand
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