Research Topics

Ortega-Escobar Joaqu

Summary

Affiliation: University Aut
Location: Madrid, Spain
Summary:
Professor of Psychobiology
Research about visually guided behaviour in the spider Lycosa tarantula
Publications:
Homing in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae): the role of active locomotion and visual landmarks, 2008, Naturwissenschaften (PMID: )
Role of the anterior lateral eyes of the wolf spider Lycosa tarentula (Araneae, Lycosidae) during path integration, 2006, Journal of Arachnology.
The visual system of Lycosa tarentula (Araneae, Lycosidae): Microscopic anatomy of the protocerebral optic centres, 2005, Italian Journal of Zoology.
Neurosecretory cells in the optic lobes of the brain and activity rhythms in Lycosa tarentula (Araneae: Lycosidae), 2005, Biological Rhythm Research.

Publications

  1. Reyes Alcubilla C, Ruiz M, Ortega Escobar J. Homing in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae): the role of active locomotion and visual landmarks. Naturwissenschaften. 2009;96:485-94 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results did not show that L. tarantula used these visual landmarks to find the burrow. L. tarantula seems to use only proprioceptive information obtained during the outbound path to estimate the distance traveled. ..
  2. Ortega Escobar J, Ruiz M. Role of the different eyes in the visual odometry in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae). J Exp Biol. 2017;220:259-265 pubmed publisher
    ..The possibility of gathering information for locomotion from the three pairs of secondary eyes in the mushroom bodies is discussed. ..

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