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Fly Flight: A Model for the Neural Control of Complex Behavior

Frye, Mark A. and Dickinson, Michael H. (2001) Fly Flight: A Model for the Neural Control of Complex Behavior. Neuron, 32 (3). pp. 385-388. ISSN 0896-6273. doi:10.1016/s0896-6273(01)00490-1.

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Flies exhibit a repertoire of aerial acrobatics unmatched in robustness and aerodynamic sophistication. The exquisite control of this complex behavior emerges from encoding intricate patterns of optic flow, and the translation of these visual signals into the mechanical language of the motor system. Recent advances in experimental design toward more naturalistic visual and mechanosensory stimuli have served to reinforce fly flight as a key model system for understanding how feedback from multiple sensory modalities is integrated to control complex and robust motor behaviors across taxa.

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Additional Information:© 2001 Cell Press. Under an Elsevier user license. Available online 15 November 2001.
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Official Citation:Mark A Frye, Michael H Dickinson, Fly Flight: A Model for the Neural Control of Complex Behavior, Neuron, Volume 32, Issue 3, 2001, Pages 385-388, ISSN 0896-6273, (
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