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PDN scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish’s 3D ‘invisibility cloak’
An international team of scientists led by Trevor Wardill has identified the neural circuits that enable cuttlefish to change their appearance in just the blink to eye – and discovered that this is similar to the neural circuit that controls iridescence in squids.
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Predatory flies use "homing missile" system to intercept preys mid-air
New study by Gonzalez-Bellido lab published on the Journal of the Royal Society Interface sheds light on the underlying system behind predation and navigation in insects
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Detect. Lock on. Intercept. The remarkable hunting ability of the robber fly
A small fly posseses the remarkable ability to detect and intercept its prey mid-air, changing direction mid-flight if necessary before sweeping round for the kill, new research on Current Biology reveals
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Killer flies: how brain size affects hunting strategy in the insect world - Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido on Research Horizons
Cambridge researchers are studying what makes a brain efficient and how that affects behaviour in insects.
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Target detection in insects: optical, neural and behavioral optimizations
New review from Paloma Gonzalez-Bellido and Samuel Fabian on Current Opinion in Neurobiology highlights how compound eyes in insects may be beneficial for visualizing small, fast targets
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