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A single control system for smooth and saccade-like pursuit in blowflies

Boeddeker, Norbert; Egelhaaf, Martin


During courtship, male blowflies perform aerobatic pursuits that rank among the fastest visual behaviours that can be observed in nature. The viewing strategies during pursuit behaviour of blowflies appear to be very similar to eye movements during pursuit in primates: a combination of smooth pursuit and catch-up saccades. Whereas in primates these two components of pursuit eye movements are thought to be controlled by distinct oculomotor subsystems, we present evidence that in blowflies both...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.01558


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