English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  Combining Neuropharmacology and Behavior to Study Motion Detection in Flies.

Bülthoff, H., & Bülthoff, I. (1987). Combining Neuropharmacology and Behavior to Study Motion Detection in Flies. Biological Cybernetics, 55(5), 313-320. doi:10.1007/BF02281977.

Item is

Basic

show hide
Item Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-EFAB-F Version Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0006-3B6D-F
Genre: Journal Article

Files

show Files

Locators

show
hide
Description:
-

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Bülthoff, HH1, 2, Author              
Bülthoff, I1, 2, Author              
Affiliations:
1Former Department Neurophysiology of Insect Behavior, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497802              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: -
 Abstract: The optomotor following response, a behavior based on movement detection was recorded in the fruitflyDrosophila melanogaster before and after the injection of picrotoxinin, an antagonist of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. The directional selectivity of this response was transiently abolished or inverted after injection. This result is in agreement with picrotoxinin-induced modifications observed in electrophysiological activity of direction-selective cells in flies (Bülthoff and Schmid 1983; Schmid and Bülthoff, in preparation). Furthermore, walking and flying flies treated with picrotoxinin followed more actively motion from back to front instead of front to back as in normal animals. Since the difference in the responses to front to back and back to front motions is proposed to be the basis of fixation behavior in flies (Reichardt 1973) our results support this notion and are inconsistent with schemes explaining fixation by alternative mechanisms.

Details

show
hide
Language(s):
 Dates: 1987-02
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: -
 Publishing info: -
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Type: -
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/BF02281977
BibTex Citekey: 823
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: Biological Cybernetics
  Other : Biol. Cybern.
Source Genre: Journal
 Creator(s):
Affiliations:
Publ. Info: Berlin : Springer
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 55 (5) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 313 - 320 Identifier: ISSN: 0340-1200
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954927549307