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Nervous control of optokinetic responses in the crab Carcinus

Horridge, George Adrian; Sandeman, D. C.


The eyes of the crab Carcinus follow the movement of a horizontally rotating striped drum with a constantly increasing lag. The relative movement or slip speed is the stimulus for the eye, which with increasing stimulus increases its speed of response over a range of slip speeds from 0.001°/s to 10.0°/s. The gain in the forward control system, i. e. the ratio of eye speed to slip speed, can be as great as 15. The slowest effective slip speed is very low, about a sixth of the speed of the sun...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1964-12-15
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1964.0091


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