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Professor Adrian Horridge’s research interests include the role of the nervous system in behaviour. His particular specialty was in understanding natural visual . Professor Adrian Horridge is distinguished for the combination of electron microscopy, neuro-anatomy and electrophysiological analyses of coordination in . Adrian Horridge of Australian National University, Canberra (ANU) with expertise in: Zoology, Ecology and Entomology. Read publications, and contact.

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A polarized light study of glass fibre laminates British Journal of Applied Physics. We applied to the university and got excellent funding, and established postdocs and students and so on, and the Centre for Visual Sciences is still running.

At about the same time they offered similar appointment to Ralph Slatyer and Denis Carr; adran David Catcheside was already here as a professor. So I rewrote that chapter completely, and sent it back. Optokinetic responses of the crab, Carinus to a single moving light.

PloS ONE 10, And you can see the pituitary through the yorridge of the fish’s mouth. The lobster optic lamina.

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Affinity of neurons in regeneration. It is exactly the same in our eyes. Flower-like patterns with no predominant orientation Journal of Insect Physiology.

Meinertzhagen, who had been working on that, was very keen on working on the development of the nervous system behind the eye. The signal-to-noise ratio was determined by the shot noise of the photons, basically, which is limiting: For example, you can get magnificent deep-sea fishes with photophores all along them, and luminous jellyfish.

We pulled our own fibres, we persuaded glass companies to make peculiar weaves of glass fabric. If then you tickle it on its behind and it’s anxious to get onto something else, and if there is something else near, it will reach out with its arm.

The organization of visual fields in the hemipteran acone eye. And the efficiency of adrina visual pigment is above 50 per cent. So since I had to write the class sheets, I wrote it up as a book — Interneurons — which became for a time a course book in America and did fairly well. I could see a marvellous opportunity. John’s College, Cambridge on Sunday 1 July Perception of movement by the crab Nature. You’ve got a micromanipulator probe, with a fine screw.


Nearest Nobel PubMed Report error. How bees discriminate a pattern of two colors from its mirror image So here we have a very simple learning preparation in an insect ventral ganglion — admittedly, with a few thousand nerve cells, but very simple.

He became a substantial motorcycle agent, with repair shops and also a showroom and so on for new vehicles. Having worked in the Cavendish he was well up on the beginnings of quantum theory. Since then he has won one of the senior awards for senior professors, and he has quite a reasonable size group putting all that now into hardware for applications. They are not triangulating and they are not using parallax as one thing goes behind another, they’re using relative motion — just as we do.

I was appointed director inand I was elected to the Royal Society in as a result of that nine years’ work at the Gatty, plus a few other things I had done before. Receptor sensitivity and polarized light sensitivity Journal of Comparative Physiology.

The significance of the angle subtended by the target Journal of Insect Physiology. They turned out to be very dull, so I tried to change my program as much as possible. A very lucky break, I thought. So bees have got to be extremely cunning to be able to see any pattern at all in real time. He had stayed on to make new materials, and eventually, about the time I was there, he was into the carbon fibre story.

Horridge, G. Adrian (1927-)

The electrophysiology of the retina of Periplaneta americana L. You turn down the light to nothing, and this is the response to my white shirt! Although they were offered tax breaks and so on to do this work, they lacked a system of vision which could control a freely moving robot that was self-managed, with a brain.

He was elected to the Royal Society for that in On the way I stayed a night with Shell’s manager at Suez, not an Englishman but a New Zealander who would be neutral if war broke out there — as it did a few months later, by which time I’d done my work on corals and left for the Gatty.


Compound eyes occur in the very first animals. In the vacations I went off expeditioning and camping. Perception of edges versus areas by the crab Carcinus. I knew the literature on that, and also a great deal of unpublished stuff. What they horrigde is a nice little spy helicopter to go off, search horrodge district, see what’s behind buildings and so on, and broadcast photographs back.

I was put on to that job by Pantin, who was by then Professor of Zoology in Cambridge. In one lab I was shown some electron micrographs and a Russian electron microscope, but afterwards some research students told me, ‘You know, those electron micrographs were not taken with that electron microscope.

It was my custom in the middle years not to publish with my students, but always to insist that they publish their own papers in their own name. On my way out of or into Australia each time, I went to a different island in Indonesia and took photographs of living boats. One such appointment in my department was Jacob Israelachvili, who worked on photo-pigment molecules.

Recognition of a familiar place by the honeybee Apis mellifera. So by then the family business of earlier years had been sold? I measured a large range of sampling densities in many eyes, and that was all published in They fly very nicely and they hold stable in a wind. By the time I was about 14, I had become a Scout patrol leader and was used to running camps as a quartermaster, in charge of equipment and so on, so I had to report to the school as early in the morning as possible after an air raid to give out soap, towels, nappies and other things that were needed by people who had come in on the bus.