Optomotor response

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The optomotor response is an innate behaviour common to fish[1] and all insects. It serves for course stabilization during free locomotion through an involuntary displacement from a straight course.[2] The purpose of this behaviour is to regain the desired course of locomotion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold, G. P. (1974). "Rheotropism in fishes". Biological Reviews 49 (4): 515–576. doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.1974.tb01173.x. PMID 4616732. 
  2. ^ Lehrer, M. (1993). "Spatial vision in the honeybee: the use of different cues in different tasks". Vision Research 34 (18): 2363–2385. doi:10.1016/0042-6989(94)90282-8. PMID 7975277.