Insect vision: segmentation to simulations

Authors: Gavin Taylor (Lund University) , Emily Baird (Lund University)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: 3rd International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: June 2017
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 13848 , 10336

Abstract: Animals see the world through their eyes, and if the anatomical structure of an eye can be determined, then optical ray-tracing can be used to predict its visual performance. This study utilized microtomography to image the preserved eyes of a variety of insects, and after segmenting the optical structures, the volumes and surfaces were used in simulations to quantify the animal’s visual capabilities. This presentation will elaborate on each step of this process, and in particular focus on different methods to simulate and quantify vision.

Journal Keywords: x-ray microtomography; segmenting; optical simulation; insect eyes

Subject Areas: Biology and Bio-materials

Instruments: I13-2-Diamond Manchester Imaging

Other Facilities: Swiss Light Source