Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence (Martinsried site)
Motion patterns attract conspecifics
Larsch, Johannes; Baier, Herwig
Abteilung "Gene - Schaltkreise - Verhalten"
SummaryA glance or a gesture is often enough to assess the intention of a neighbor and adapt one's own behavior to it. In a virtual environment for zebrafish larvae, we have succeeded in animating individual fish to shoal with simulated conspecifics. The results provide insights into the mechanisms of perception of signals that trigger social behaviour.