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Sep 30, 2020

How the Brain Processes Color

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Novel technology allows researchers to understand how a fruit fly’s brain processes color.

Source: University of Minnesota

Through the development of new technology, University of Minnesota researchers have developed a method that allows scientists to understand how a fruit fly’s brain responds to seeing color. Prior to this, being able to determine how a brain responds to color was limited to humans and animals with slower visual systems. A fruit fly, when compared to a human, has a visual system that is five times faster. Some predatory insects see ten times faster than humans.

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