Category: Insect Navigation

How many migrating species navigate across vast distances?

Myles H. M. Menz, Martina Scacco, Hans-Martin Bürki-Spycher, Hannah J. Williams,Don R. Reynolds, Jason W. Chapman, Martin Wikelski. Individual tracking reveals long-distance flight-pathcontrol in a nocturnally migrating moth. SCIENCE, 11 Aug 2022,Vol 377, Issue 6607, pp. 764-768, DOI: 10.1126/science.abn1663…

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Where and how odor and wind cues are integrated to support wind-guided olfactory navigation?

Andrew M. M. Matheson, Aaron J. Lanz, Ashley M. Medina, Al M. Licata, Timothy A. Currier, Mubarak H. Syed & Katherine I. Nagel. A neural circuit for wind-guided olfactory navigation. Nat Commun 13, 4613 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32247-7

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To

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How does the monarch butterfly modulate heading representation?

M. Jerome Beetz, Christian Kraus, Myriam Franzke, Eric J. Warrant, Christine Merlin, Basil el Jundi. Flight-induced compass representation in the monarch butterfly heading network. Current Biology, 2021,  Published:November 24, 2021 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.11.009

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“For navigation, animals use a robust internal …

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How animals sense Earth’s magnetic field and use it as a compass to determine their spatial orientation?

Xu, J., Jarocha, L.E., Zollitsch, T. et al. Magnetic sensitivity of cryptochrome 4 from a migratory songbird. Nature 594, 535–540 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-03618-9

Abstract
Night-migratory songbirds are remarkably proficient navigators1. Flying alone and often over great distances, they …

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Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

MURI Project: Neural-inspired Sparse Sensing and Control for Agile Flight

“Researchers from the University of Washington, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been awarded a 2019 multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) award from the Air Force

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Learning from animals: How to Navigate Complex Terrains?

Zhu H, Liu H, Ataei A, Munk Y, Daniel T, Paschalidis IC (2020) Learning from animals: How to Navigate Complex Terrains. PLoS Comput Biol 16(1): e1007452. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007452

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We develop a method to learn a bio-inspired motion control

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What’s the effect of the differences on the dynamics of the heading direction circuit of two insect species

Ioannis Pisokas, Stanley Heinze, Barbara Webb. The heading direction circuit of two insect species.  bioRxiv 854521; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/854521

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Recent studies of the Central Complex in the brain of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster have identified neurons with localised

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