Navigation Links
Frontiers news briefs: 27 June
Date:6/28/2013

uvers at high speed. But because they are small, they are easily blown off course, and must correct their heading using tiny brains with limited neural resources. When moving forward, images of distant objects travel across the retina more slowly than nearby ones. This geometrical effect, called motion parallax, informs us if we run through the forest that the hovering moon is far off, and that the tree branches whizzing by are near and must be dodged. To determine if flies use motion parallax for corrective flight maneuvers, Stephanie Cabrera and Jamie Theobald, of Florida International University, used a cube with images on the sides to simulate three dimensional forward flight for a fruitfly that was held in place in the cube's center. They found that fruitflies responded more strongly to images that, by virtue of speed, appeared closer. But the crucial variable wasn't absolute speed; it was that some images moved faster than others. These results suggest that tiny fly brains use geometrical clues to identify the closest objects during flight.

Researcher contact:

Prof. Jamie Theobald
Department of Biological Sciences
Florida International University, USA
E-mail: theobald@fiu.edu

URL: http://www.frontiersin.org/Behavioral_Neuroscience/10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00076/abstract


Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Clustering the lexicon in the brain: a meta‑analysis of the neurofunctional evidence on noun and verb processing

Virtually every known human language features two different classes of words, one for "calling" things like dogs, clouds, or rumours and one for saying something about how they are or what they do dogs bark, clouds are coming, rumours spread. These classes are called nouns and verbs in Western languages,
'/>"/>

Contact: Gozde Zorlu
gozde.zorlu@frontiersin.org
Frontiers
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Finding new research frontiers in a single cell
2. Frontiers announces launch of new open-access journal, Frontiers in Public Health
3. Frontiers launches new open-access journal in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
4. Frontiers news briefs: May 23
5. Frontiers launches new open-access journal in physics
6. Frontiers news briefs May 30
7. Frontiers news briefs: June 6
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... for higher driver efficiency are piloting the North American ... the number of accidents growing, gesture recognition systems that ... will make a mark in the industry. ... of the Automotive Gesture Recognition Market in ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Md. , Nov. 17, 2014 The Parenteral ... and U.S. regulatory agencies will speak and at least seven ... Metrics Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in ... pleased once again to have significant support from the regulatory ... Europe in our effort to help ...
(Date:11/10/2014)... U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and people have ... packets can be tossed into a washing machine without ... The convenience, though, has come with risks for young ... Children,s Hospital found that from 2012 through 2013, U.S. ... than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, or otherwise ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 2Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 3Gesture Recognition Intensifies with the Rise of In-car Smartphone Integration, Says Frost & Sullivan 4FDA's Janet Woodcock, EMA's Emer Cooke Headline PDA Quality Metrics Conference 2Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2
... and athletes choose to wear the color red when they ... Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, ... levels. The new study, conducted by psychological scientist Daniel ... males who chose red as their color in a competitive ...
... at sites outside the bone marrow in the ... in Munich now show that a specific type of ... cells. Balanced hematopoiesis is essential for the function ... place mainly in the liver and the spleen. Later ...
... the gym. But doctors use the human pulse as a ... professor of chemical engineering at Stanford, has developed a heart ... a postage stamp. The flexible skin-like monitor, worn under an ... doctors detect stiff arteries and cardiovascular problems. The devices ...
Cached Biology News:High-testosterone competitors more likely to choose red 2Herpes infections: Natural killer cells activate hematopoiesis 2Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin' 2Stanford engineers monitor heart health using paper-thin flexible 'skin' 3
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Aequus ... to announce that it has closed a brokered ... warrants for approximately C$3.7 million.  Cormark Securities Inc. ... in the Brokered Offering for a syndicate of ... PI Financial Corp. (collectively the "Agents"). Concurrently with ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Calif. , Nov. 18, 2014 Cord ... platinum sponsor of the 10th Annual World Stem Cell Summit, ... medicine stakeholders. The 2014 World Stem Cell Summit will be ... San Antonio, Texas . The ... and development of lifesaving cures and therapies, convening the most ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... pH measurement and control is vital in a ... food and beverage industries. But what exactly is pH, ... sensors work? METTLER TOLEDO has produced a guide to ... these questions and more. , METTLER TOLEDO provides a ... The actual sensor, the pH electrode, is therefore the ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... 18, 2014 American Process Inc. ... formed a partnership with researchers at Georgia Institute ... Technology, and the USDA’s Forest Products Laboratory to ... nanocellulose. Nanocellulose is a rapidly emerging high performance ... project is to replace heavy steel structures within ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Aequus Pharmaceuticals closes $4.2 million private placement financing 2Aequus Pharmaceuticals closes $4.2 million private placement financing 3Cord Blood Registry Sponsors 2014 World Stem Cell Summit 2Cord Blood Registry Sponsors 2014 World Stem Cell Summit 3pH Guide from METTLER TOLEDO Explains Measurement, Theory and Practice of pH Applications 2American Process Inc. Announces Partnership to Develop Ultra-Strong, Lightweight Automotive Components Using Nanotechnology from Nature 2American Process Inc. Announces Partnership to Develop Ultra-Strong, Lightweight Automotive Components Using Nanotechnology from Nature 3
... ... launching of PrescriberPRO@Home. This Database will allow marketers to send targeted offers to Physicians, ... , ... 23, 2010 -- Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) has recently expanded its healthcare ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN ) announced today that it will release first ... 4:00 p.m. Eastern time .  A live conference call and webcast ... that same day. , , ... access the live teleconference, dial 888-799-0528 (U.S.) or 973-200-3372 (international), conference ID# ...
... ... to Qualify for Free Oragene®•DNA Collection Kits for Classroom Use , ... Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) April 22, 2010 ... stabilization and preparation, today announced it is marking DNA Day 2010 by introducing a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Healthcare Data Solutions Announces Latest Database, PrescriberPRO@Home. 2Healthcare Data Solutions Announces Latest Database, PrescriberPRO@Home. 3InterMune to Release First Quarter Financial Results on April 29 2DNA Genotek Marks DNA Day 2010 with a Focus on Supporting Science Education 2DNA Genotek Marks DNA Day 2010 with a Focus on Supporting Science Education 3
... phase reagent for Virus ... & unique water insoluble ... detergents and chaotropes; Engineered ... non-envelop viruses while preserving ...
Golgi Sampler Kit 10g each...
Caveolin Sampler Kit 10g each...
Monoclonal Antibody toSynapsin I a and I b Neurofilament associated protein from mouse brain extracts (4)....
Biology Products: