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Aerial Navigation and Optic Flow SensingA Biorobotic Approach

Nicolas Franceschini, Franck Ruffier, and Julien Serres

in Motor Control: Theories, Experiments, and Applications

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195395273
eISBN:
9780199863518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395273.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter addresses some of the control problems involved in an animal's visually guided three-dimensional piloting. It formulates explicit control schemes that explain how insects may navigate ... More


The development of multisensory balance, locomotion, orientation, and navigation

Marko Nardini and Dorothy Cowie

in Multisensory Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199586059
eISBN:
9780191741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the development of multisensory control of whole-body movement. The developing interactions between non-visual (e.g. vestibular and proprioceptive) and visual (e.g. optic flow) ... More


Primate Motion Perception

Bart Krekelberg

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/9780195334654.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews how different areas of the primate brain act together to produce perception of visual motion. After a brief overview of motion pathways, the first section gives an overview of ... More


Avian Visual Processing of Motion and Objects

Robert G. Cook and Matthew S. Murphy

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/9780195334654.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews research on motion discrimination in pigeons and explores how motion perception contributes to object recognition. Accurately perceiving motion is critical to any moving animal. ... More


Target Tracking, Navigation, and Decision-Making: Visual tracking and navigation obey complementary laws

Stephen Grossberg

in Conscious Mind, Resonant Brain: How Each Brain Makes a Mind

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780190070557
eISBN:
9780190070588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070557.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains why and how tracking of objects moving relative to an observer, and visual optic flow navigation of an observer relative to the world, are controlled by complementary cortical ... More


What Drives Bird Senses?

Graham R. Martin

in The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Many tasks could drive the evolution of bird sensory systems. Key candidates are flight, foraging, predator detection, and reproduction. Comparative analysis of visual fields and retinal structures ... More


Vision

Graham R. Martin

in The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Vision is the primary source of information about the environments in which birds live. But vision is not ‘all-seeing’; it is subject to many constraints, trade-offs, and compromises. Furthermore, ... More


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