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Navigation and learning in the insect brain

The two most commonly discussed brain areas in insect navigation studies are the Mushroom Bodies and the Central Complex. Recent work with Drosophila have given us amazing insights into the architecture of these areas. However there will, no doubt, be many differences in the organisation and function of these brain areas between flies, ants and bees. Two papers in the latest issue of Current Opinion in Insect Science review the latest findings regarding these brain areas.

Farris, S. M., & Van Dyke, J. W. (2015). Evolution and function of the insect mushroom bodies: contributions from comparative and model systems studies.Current Opinion in Insect Science.
Plath, J. A., & Barron, A. B. (2015). Current progress in understanding the functions of the insect central complex. Current Opinion in Insect Science.
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