Insect perception of illusory contours
Horridge, George Adrian; Zhang, S. W.; O'Carroll, D.
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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