What Virtual Reality for Flies Teaches Us About Human Vision

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October 1, 2020

As an expert in the science of visual perception, Damon Clark is always thinking about how animal brains process and repackage the information from their environment in order to make it as useful as possible. Recently, he’s been trying to unravel these processes using fruit flies, styrofoam balls, and an optical illusion—all part of an experiment to see if tricking flies into perceiving motion can offer valuable clues about how human vision works.

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