The aim of the project was to investigate the information processing in the insect eye, which is a model visual system, serving to reveal general principles underlying the detection of optical patterns, the extraction of distinct features, the optimization of optical imaging, and the transfer of signals to control systems of motion guided behaviour.
The collaboration was undertaken with different specialized groups working on spatial and colour vision respectively. The emphasis of the cooperation was on the exchange of scientific knowledge and technical expertise.
During the research period a number of new areas have been uncovered. The optical design principles on compound eyes are now understood in such depth that research in this field is fully matured and minor details only are to be further substantiated.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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