The Remarkable Visual Abilities of Nocturnal Insects: Neural Principles and Bioinspired Night-Vision Algorithms

@article{Warrant2014TheRV,
  title={The Remarkable Visual Abilities of Nocturnal Insects: Neural Principles and Bioinspired Night-Vision Algorithms},
  author={Eric J. Warrant and Magnus Oskarsson and Henrik Malm},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
  year={2014},
  volume={102},
  pages={1411-1426}
}
Despite their tiny eyes and brains, nocturnal insects have remarkable visual abilities. Recent work - particularly on fast-flying moths and bees and on ball-rolling dung beetles - has shown that nocturnal insects are able to distinguish colors, to detect faint movements, to learn visual landmarks, to orient to the faint pattern of polarized light produced by the moon, and to navigate using the stars. These impressive visual abilities are the result of exquisitely adapted eyes and visual systems… CONTINUE READING

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