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Visual Discrimination by the Honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Adrian Horridge

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores honeybee vision and provides a captivating window into the bizarre world seen through compound eyes using both behavioral and neurobiological evidence. Far from being a pattern ... More


Sensory systems—photoreception

Jill Lancaster and Barbara J. Downes

in Aquatic Entomology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573219
eISBN:
9780191774850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573219.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter provides an overview of the structure and function of insect photoreceptors, highlighting some problems (and solutions) peculiar to aquatic insect taxa. The physical properties of light ... More


The origin of vision

Michael F. Land and Dan-Eric Nilsson

in Animal Eyes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199581139
eISBN:
9780191774652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581139.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Most of the types of eye that we recognize today arose in a brief period during the Cambrian, about 530 million years ago. The development of better eyes coincided with increases in size, speed, and ... More


Visual communication

James C. O’Hanlon, Thomas E. White, and Kate D.L. Umbers

in Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198797500
eISBN:
9780191838842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797500.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The diverse ecological niches that insects occupy have led to the immense variation we observe in the structure of their compound eyes and the visual signals that insects can produce. The modular ... More


Xiphosura

Barbara A. Battelle, Andy Sombke, and Steffen Harzsch

in Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199682201
eISBN:
9780191813436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682201.003.0036
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Xiphosura are an early branching sister taxa to Arachnida, which together comprise the group Euchelicerata. Because they appear to have retained many plesiomorphic features, xiphosurans are seen as a ... More


Vision

Piotr Dudek

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

Vision is a sensory modality of primary importance to many animal species. The efficient implementation of visual perception is also one of the main challenges in the design of intelligent robotic ... More


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