Visual neuroscience: How do moths see to fly at night?

Petri Ala-Laurila*

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A new study shows that moth vision trades speed and resolution for contrast sensitivity at night. These remarkable neural adaptations take place in the higher-order neurons of the hawkmoth motion vision pathway and allow the insects to see during night flights.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R231-R233
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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