Spatial Vision in a Flat World: Optical and Neural Adaptations in Arthropods

  title={Spatial Vision in a Flat World: Optical and Neural Adaptations in Arthropods},
  author={Jochen Zeil and Gerbera Nalbach and H. -O. Nalbach},
We review evidence to show that in several arthropod families eyes and supporting neural control systems are shaped according to the spatial layout of their environment Amphibious crabs that live at sandy beaches and mudflats and insects that live above or below the water surface have horizontally aligned acute zones for vertical resolution in those eye regions that look at the horizon. In amphibious crabs acute zones are aligned with the horizon by visual, leg — proprioceptive and statocyst… Expand

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