Publication

What does a bee see? Using tomography to understand the visual world of insects

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: We use x-ray tomography to develop 3D models of the eyes of bees. This enables us to reconstruct what they see which, combined with data from behavioural experiments, allows us to understand how their miniature brains use visual information to perform complex behaviours such as long distance navigation.

Journal Keywords: x-ray tomography; eye; insect; flight control; navigation

Subject Areas: Biology and Bio-materials


Instruments: I13-2-Diamond Manchester Imaging