Cognitive consonance: complex brain functions in the fruit fly and its relatives

Greenspan, Ralph J. and van Swinderen, Bruno (2004) Cognitive consonance: complex brain functions in the fruit fly and its relatives. Trends in Neurosciences, 27 12: 707-711. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2004.10.002


Author Greenspan, Ralph J.
van Swinderen, Bruno
Title Cognitive consonance: complex brain functions in the fruit fly and its relatives
Journal name Trends in Neurosciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0166-2236
Publication date 2004-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.tins.2004.10.002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 27
Issue 12
Start page 707
End page 711
Total pages 5
Place of publication Amsterdam ; New York
Publisher Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press
Language eng
Subject 1109 Neurosciences
Abstract The fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, has become a model for the study of a growing number of human characteristics because of the power of its genetics. Higher cognitive functions, however, might be assumed to be out of reach for the little fly. But the cumulative history of cognitive studies in insects and some of their arachnid relatives, as well as specific probing of the capabilities of fruit flies, suggests that even in this ethereal realm these creatures have much to contribute. What are the degrees of sophistication in cognitive behavior displayed by these organisms, how have they been demonstrated, and what is their potential for understanding how our own brains work?
Keyword arachnid
attention
brain function
cell activity
cognition
correlation analysis
Drosophila melanogaster
genetics
perception
physiology
Q-Index Code C1

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