Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

Motion vision in the fly brain

Authors
Borst, Alexander
Departments
Abteilung Neuronale Informationsverarbeitung
Max-Planck-Institut für Neurobiologie, Martinsried
Summary
How does the mind perceive the world? This is not a trivial question: for many animal species, "seeing" is one of the most important senses. In order to understand such complex processes like the perception of movement, neurobiologists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology study a somewhat simpler yet highly efficient system – the fly brain. The researchers use the latest technologies and thus unravel piece by piece the functions of the network on the level of individual nerve cells.

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