Contact: Kathy Svitil
California Institute of Technology
Caption: Researchers used a puff of air to spur tethered fruit flies into flapping their wings, while electrodes measured the activity of neurons in the flies' visual system and high-speed digital cameras simultaneously recorded the flies' behavior.
Credit: Gaby Maimon and Michael Dickinson/Caltech
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