The optomotor system on the ground: on the absence of visual control of speed in walking ladybirds

@article{Zanker2004TheOS,
  title={The optomotor system on the ground: on the absence of visual control of speed in walking ladybirds},
  author={Johannes M. Zanker and Thomas S. Collett},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={156},
  pages={395-402}
}
The strengths of the rotational and possible translational optomotor reflexes were measured over a wide range of closed-loop conditions in walking ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata), and less thoroughly in three other species of insect. While ladybirds exhibit a strong rotational optomotor reflex, any visual control of speed there might be was found to be too feeble to be biologically significant. To see whether walking speed is instead controlled proprioceptively, changes in speed were… CONTINUE READING
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