Neural energetics: hungry flies turn down the visual gain

Curr Biol. 2014 Apr 14;24(8):R313-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.013.


Food-deprived flies reduce the gain of a visual-motion-sensitive interneuron whilst walking, and the optomotor reflex to which it contributes, providing evidence of coupling between nutritional state, behavior and neural activity.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Diptera / physiology*
  • Interneurons / physiology*
  • Motion Perception / physiology*