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Caltech Researchers Obtain First Brain Recordings From Behaving Fruit Flies
February 14, 2010
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have obtained the first recordings of brain-cell activity in an actively flying fruit fly. The work suggests that at least part of the brain of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) "is in a different and more sensitive state during flight than when the fly is quiescent," says study author Michael Dickinson.
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