Tag: compass

Principles of insect path integration

Heinze, Stanley, Ajay Narendra, and Allen Cheung. “Principles of insect path integration.” Current Biology 28, no. 17 (2018): R1043-R1058.

Abstract
Continuously monitoring its position in space relative to a goal is one of the most essential tasks for …

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Two Compasses in the Central Complex of the Locust Brain

Pegel, Uta, Keram Pfeiffer, Frederick Zittrell, Christine Scholtyssek, and Uwe Homberg. “Two compasses in the central complex of the locust brain.” Journal of Neuroscience 39, no. 16 (2019): 3070-3080.

In the brain of the desert locust, neurons sensitive …

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Learning to navigate – how desert ants calibrate their compass systems?

Robin Grob, Pauline N. Fleischmann and Wolfgang Rössler*. Learning to navigate – how desert ants calibrate their compass systems. Neuroforum 2019. https://doi.org/10.1515/nf-2018-0011 

Navigating through the environment is a challenging task that animals cope with on a daily basis. Many …

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Long-distance Navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals

The excerpt note is about twenty important mechanistic questions related to long-distance animal navigation from Mouritsen, H. (2018).

Mouritsen, H. (2018). Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals. Nature, 558(7708), 50.

Abstract: For centuries, humans have been fascinated by

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