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[00320] Sensing the electrical world: modelling to understand aerial electroreception

  • Session Time & Room : 4E (Aug.24, 17:40-19:20) @D514
  • Type : Contributed Talk
  • Abstract : Bees and spiders (and other arthropods) can sense naturally occurring electrical fields. This recent discovery expands our view of how such organisms explore their environments, revealing previously unknown sensory capabilities. This talk consists of three topics: 1) the physical and biological feasibility of this sense, 2) how interactions between sensory hairs alter their sensitivity to different stimuli, and 3) the new sensory possibilities (e.g., object identification) and biological implications of this sense (e.g., decision-making).
  • Classification : 92C10, 92C05, 74F10, 92C42
  • Format : Talk at Waseda University
  • Author(s) :
    • Ryan Palmer (University of Bristol)
    • Daniel Robert (University of Bristol)
    • Isaac Chenchiah (University of Bristol)