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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


Autocorrelation, a Principle for the Evaluation of Sensory Information by the Central Nervous System

Reichardt Werner

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter studies the optokinetic reactions of the beetle Chlorophanus to relative movement of its optical surroundings. Many animals react to optical stimulation by moving the eyes, the head, or ... 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


Research Spotlight—Insect Polarization Vision: Peripheral And Central Mechanisms

Eric Warrant and U. Homberg

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/9780199682201.003.0049
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The ability to detect linearly polarized light is used by insects for spatial orientation, object identification and, in a few cases, sexual signalling. The use of polarization vision for sky compass ... More


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