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Insect perception of illusory contours

Horridge, George Adrian; Zhang, S. W.; O'Carroll, D.

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The human visual system sees an illusory contour where there is a fault line across a regular striped pattern. We demonstrate that bees respond as if they see the same illusory contour. There is also a type of neuron in the lobula of the dragonfly optic lobe which responds directionally to motion of the illusory contour as if to an edge or line. Apparently insects have a mechanism that sees illusory contours and therefore assists in the demarcation of edges and objects at places where...[Show more]

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Date published: 1992-07-29
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/165224
Source: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences

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