Andrew D Straw
Affiliation: California Institute of Technology
- Object preference by walking fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster, is mediated by vision and graviperceptionAlice A Robie
Department of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
J Exp Biol 213:2494-506. 2010..Only when both these sensory systems were impaired did flies not show the behavioral preference for the tall, steep objects...
- A "bright zone" in male hoverfly (Eristalis tenax) eyes and associated faster motion detection and increased contrast sensitivityAndrew D Straw
Discipline of Physiology, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
J Exp Biol 209:4339-54. 2006..Additionally, local neural properties vary across the visual world in a way not expected if HS cells serve purely as matched filters to measure yaw-induced visual motion...
- Multi-camera real-time three-dimensional tracking of multiple flying animalsAndrew D Straw
California Institute of Technology, Bioengineering, Mailcode 138 78, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
J R Soc Interface 8:395-409. 2011..If combined with other techniques, such as 'virtual reality'-type computer graphics or genetic manipulation, the tracking system would offer a powerful new way to investigate the biology of flying animals...
- Contrast sensitivity of insect motion detectors to natural imagesAndrew D Straw
Discipline of Physiology, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
J Vis 8:32.1-9. 2008..We conclude that fly visual processing may be matched to commonalities between natural scenes, enabling accurate estimates of velocity largely independent of the particular scene...
- Motmot, an open-source toolkit for realtime video acquisition and analysisAndrew D Straw
Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, Mailcode 138 78, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Source Code Biol Med 4:5. 2009....
- Active flight increases the gain of visual motion processing in DrosophilaGaby Maimon
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA
Nat Neurosci 13:393-9. 2010..The ability to perform patch-clamp recordings in behaving Drosophila promises to help unify the understanding of behavior at the gene, cell and circuit levels...
- Active and passive antennal movements during visually guided steering in flying DrosophilaAkira Mamiya
Division of Biology and Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
J Neurosci 31:6900-14. 2011....
- Visual control of altitude in flying DrosophilaAndrew D Straw
Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Curr Biol 20:1550-6. 2010..The results identify a means by which insects determine their absolute height above the ground and uncover a remarkable correspondence between the sensory-motor algorithms used to regulate motion in the horizontal and vertical domains...
- Discriminating external and internal causes for heading changes in freely flying DrosophilaAndrea Censi
Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America
PLoS Comput Biol 9:e1002891. 2013..We discuss how this technique could be generalized for use in other systems and employed as a tool for classifying effects into sensory, decision, and motor categories when used to analyze data from genetic behavioral screens...
- A simple vision-based algorithm for decision making in flying DrosophilaGaby Maimon
Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
Curr Biol 18:464-70. 2008..The motion of flying Drosophila depends on a balance of these two systems, providing a foundation for studying the neural basis of behavioral choice in a genetic model organism...
- TrackFly: virtual reality for a behavioral system analysis in free-flying fruit fliesSteven N Fry
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
J Neurosci Methods 171:110-7. 2008..Particular relevance for advanced behavioral research tools originates from the need to perform detailed behavioral analyses in genetically modified organisms and animal models for disease research...