To grab nectar, moths rely on split-second timing

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Simon Sponberg is back to experimenting with some of his favorite subjects: Hawkmoths. The School of Physics and School of Biological Sciences assistant professor, who studies the neuromechanics of animal movement, has tethered the large moths to video game joysticks in earlier studies to find out how the insects track targets. Now he's gathering data about just how fast the moths decide on which muscles to use as they hover near flowers. Sponberg's latest study also attracted the attention of The Scientist.

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, School of Physics

Life Sciences and Biology, Physics and Physical Sciences
College of Sciences, School of Physics, School of Biological Sciences, Simon Sponberg, neuromechanics, hawkmoths
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  • Created On: Jan 8, 2020 - 10:56am
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