Further reading

Franceschini, N., Pichon, J.M. & Blanes, C. (1992). From insect vision to robot vision. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B 337, 283-94. This describes how principles concerning vision, derived from the study of motion-detecting neurons in flies, have inspired the design of artificial eyes used to guide the movements of robots.

Laughlin, S.B. (1989). The role of sensory adaptation in the retina. J Exp Biol 146,

39-62. A useful review of sensory adaptation, especially in the insect retina. Strausfeld, N.J. (1976). Atlas of an Insect Brain. New York: Springer-Verlag. A classical description of the different types of neuron found in the brains of flies, particularly in their visual systems.

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