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Neural mechanisms of navigation

Insect neurobiology has had many successes, highlighting circuits that are involved in sensory coding, associative learning and sensori-motor control. However, the task of navigation, and its component parts of view-based homing and path integration have not yet succumbed to a neurobiological understanding. However, there is definitely a sense that we are on the verge of something. New techniques in drosophila science and convergent lines of enquiry of phylogenetically diverse insects are suggesteing that in the next few years we will be close to understanding where and how brains implement navigation. This review shows the current evidence and understanding and really nicely laysout “where next?” for this area of neuroethology.



Webb, B., & Wystrach, A. (2016). Neural mechanisms of insect navigation.Current Opinion in Insect Science.

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