Escape behavior: linking neural computation to action

Curr Biol. 2012 Mar 6;22(5):R152-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.034.


A new study uses a combination of physiological and optogenetic techniques to identify visual neurons in fruit flies that detect approaching objects, and whose activation is integral in escaping an oncoming threat.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Drosophila / physiology*
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Vision, Ocular / physiology*