Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

Motion patterns attract conspecifics

Authors
Larsch, Johannes; Baier, Herwig
Departments
Abteilung "Gene - Schaltkreise - Verhalten"
Summary
A 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.

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