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The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System$
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Alain Berthoz, Werner Graf, and P. P. Vidal

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195068207

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.001.0001

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The Head-Neck System of the Blowfly Calliphora: 2. Functional Organization and Comparisons with the Sphinx Moth Manduca sexta

The Head-Neck System of the Blowfly Calliphora: 2. Functional Organization and Comparisons with the Sphinx Moth Manduca sexta

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(p.64) Chapter 7 The Head-Neck System of the Blowfly Calliphora: 2. Functional Organization and Comparisons with the Sphinx Moth Manduca sexta
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The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System
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Jürgen J. Milde

Wulfila Gronenberg

Nicholas J. Strausfeld

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0007

In this chapter, the motion-sensitive responses of particular neck muscles motoneurons in the fly Calliphora erythrocephala are characterized and compared to those in an analogous system in the sphinx moth Manduca sexta. Even though both species are considerably separated on the phylogenetic tree, the main characteristics of the neck motor organization appear to be analogous, manifesting a normal “blueprint” for holometabolous insects. The chapter also demonstrates similarities between the response characteristics of visual neurons and neck motoneurons that are activated by specific direction and velocities of moving gratings. Lastly, the chapter demonstrates that descending visual interneurons do indeed respond to panoramic visual motion, as well as to mechanosensory stimuli that would be perceived during flight.

Keywords:   Calliphora erythrocephala, Manduca sexta, holometabolous insects, motoneurons, interneurons

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