Simon Sponberg with hawkmoth

Simon Sponberg with hawkmoth

Georgia Tech researcher Simon Sponberg holds a hawkmoth (Manduca sexta). Research on this hummingbird-sized insect shows that the creatures can slow their brains to improve vision under low-light conditions – while continuing to perform demanding tasks. (Credit: Rob Felt, Georgia Tech)

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Life Sciences and Biology, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
hawkmoth, neuron, vision
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 4, 2015 - 1:37pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:52pm