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THE N E U R A L BASIS O F MOVEMENT PERCEPTION The normal type of retinula cell would on the above view be responsible for initiating on and off bursts of spikes and hence allow the detection of light-dark boundaries as they move across the receptor mosaic. e. stationary patterns would soon be adapted away. The diffractive images of the compound eye would be detected by such a system and one can imagine that an eye could serve a useful function even if it consisted of such elements alone. D. THE OPTICAL A N D N E U R A L BASIS OF FORM VISION 1.
This points to the individual ommatidium but does not allow one to discriminate between an analyser present in the lens, cones or the rhabdomes. Earlier Menzer and Stockhammer (1951) claimed that changes occurred in the intensity of the light transmitted by the individual rhabdomeres in the eye of Apis when the plane of polarization was rotated and thus supported the hypothetical scheme of von Frisch (1950), in which each of the rhabdomeres was represented by a sheet of Polaroid. De Vries (1956) failed to confirm Menzer and Stockhammer's findings for eye slices.
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Advances in Insect Physiology, Vol. 3 by J.W.L. Beament