Bodily Awareness: How Flies Learn Their Own Body Size

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Animals need to perceive their own body size to apprehend their relationship to the environment. A new study shows that the fruit fly Drosophila acquires the requisite information on its body size from visual feedback during walking, and has further identified a subset of neurons responsible for maintenance of body-size memory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R572-R574
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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