The Initiation and Control of Rapid Flight Maneuvers in Fruit Flies1

@inproceedings{Dickinson2005TheIA,
  title={The Initiation and Control of Rapid Flight Maneuvers in Fruit Flies1},
  author={Michael H. Dickinson},
  booktitle={Integrative and comparative biology},
  year={2005}
}
  • M. Dickinson
  • Published in
    Integrative and comparative…
    2005
  • Computer Science, Medicine
Abstract Fruit flies alter flight direction by generating rapid, stereotyped turns, called saccades. The successful implementation of these quick turns requires a well-tuned orchestration of neural circuits, musculo-skeletal mechanics, and aerodynamic forces. The changes in wing motion required to accomplish a saccade are quite subtle, as dictated by the inertial dynamics of the fly's body. A fly first generates torque to begin accelerating in the intended direction, but then must quickly… Expand
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