The First Steps in Drosophila Motion Detection

Nina Vogt, Claude Desplan

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The visual system, with its ability to perceive motion, is crucial for most animals to walk or fly steadily. Theoretical models of motion detection exist, but the underlying cellular mechanisms are still poorly understood. In this issue of Neuron, Rister and colleagues dissect the function of neuronal subtypes in the optic lobe of Drosophila to reveal their role in motion detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 4 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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