Friday, 1 October 2010

Sunday, 25 July 2010

The brain of the fly beats any computer


Flies can process a vast amount of information about proper motion and movement in their environment in real time - a feat that no computer, and certainly none the size of a fly's brain, can hope to match.

So it's no wonder that deciphering this system is a worth-while undertaking.

Original work:
Visualizing retinotopic half-wave rectified input to the motion detection circuitry of Drosophila. Dierk F. Reiff, Johannes Plett, Marco Mank, Oliver Griesbeck, Alexander Borst. Nature Neuroscience, online publication from July 11, 2010.

Friday, 18 June 2010

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