Information Processing in the Visual Systems of Arthropods

Symposium Held at the Department of Zoology, University of Zurich, March 6–9, 1972

Editors: Wehner, Rüdiger (Ed.)

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It is now generally accepted for a variety of reasons - morphological as well as physiologica- that the visual systems of arthropods provide a suitable model for the study of information proces­ sing in neuronal networks. Unlike the neurophysiology of the visual pathway in the frog and the cat which is more than adequately documented, recent work on the compound eye and optical ganglia of spiders, crustaceans, and insects has scarcely been summarized. In order to fill this void so that others, especially vertebrate neurophysiologists may become familiar with the advan­ tages of these systems, our group at Zurich University organized here in March 1972, a European meeting to discuss the anatomical. ! neurophysiological and behavioral knowledge on the compound eye and the visual. pathway of arthropods. Systems analysis was regarded as the main theme of the conference, but systems analysis of a network of neurons cannot be done as a mere "black-box" maneuver. The conference therefore tried to reconcile neurophysiology and behavioral analysis in order to make predictions about a necessary and sufficient neural structure. The "wiring dia­ grams" of such a structure might then be confirmed histologically. Hence the aim of the conferen­ ce was not to deal only with the structure and function of the compound eye - i. e.

Table of contents (46 chapters)

  • Opening Remark

    Wehner, Rüdiger

    Pages 1-2

  • Periodic Structures and Structural Gradients in the Visual Ganglia of the Fly

    Braitenberg, V.

    Pages 3-15

  • Synaptology of the Lamina ganglionaris in the Fly

    Boschek, C. B.

    Pages 17-22

  • Some Interrelationships between the First and Second Synaptic Regions of the Fly’s (Musca domestica L.) Visual System

    Strausfeld, N. J. (et al.)

    Pages 23-30

  • Columns and Layers in the Second Synaptic Region of the Fly’s Visual System: The Case for Two Superimposed Neuronal Architectures

    Campos-Ortega, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 31-36

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Processing in the Visual Systems of Arthropods
Book Subtitle
Symposium Held at the Department of Zoology, University of Zurich, March 6–9, 1972
Editors
  • Rüdiger Wehner
Copyright
1972
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-65477-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-65477-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-06020-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 336
Topics