Professor Adrian Horridge’s research interests include the role of the nervous system in behaviour. His particular specialty was in understanding natural visual . Professor Adrian Horridge is distinguished for the combination of electron microscopy, neuro-anatomy and electrophysiological analyses of coordination in . Adrian Horridge of Australian National University, Canberra (ANU) with expertise in: Zoology, Ecology and Entomology. Read publications, and contact.

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You could do exactly the same thing with a photo-multiplier tube, of course, but we had an insect eye. I did more or less everything with them that one could think of, and published many papers. I laid him down and undid his collar and so on. Because I had worked on coral reefs and at Naples, and also at Millport and Plymouth, I’d seen lots of material that, simply, Bullock had missed.

As a result, the Gatty just boomed. As part of a complete revision of the nervous system of the crustaceans, he was staining — with methylene blue and other rather nice methods — the neuron structure of the nervous system.

Adrian Horridge

He investigated exact neural connexions of insect photoreceptors with Ian Meinertzhagen and light guides in insect eyes with Allan Snyder. My tutor, Colin Bertram, was a biologist with a lot of experience in different places in the world — in the Persian Gulf throughout the war, and previously in Antarctica for three successive summers.

Back to top Esteemed and estimable colleagues We worked all these things out, and I handed all that side to Simon Laughlin, whom I had appointed here as a research student from Cambridge. I could make a cut in the spinal cord of the worm and let it grow across, and watch the redevelopment of the nervous system.


He lent me his motorbike and I travelled all over Bali. What are your terms?

Then I found that if the locust was simply held on a clamp and you gave it a shock, it pulled its foot up so that it wouldn’t get another. You horriege get 60 per cent efficiency out of a locust eye. Eye and Brain 6, Bromacetone is the simplest.

Horridge, G. Adrian (1927-)

Symposia of the Society For Experimental Biology. I decided I needed a wife, and so I purchased two tickets to the whole season for the Cambridge Arts Theatre, which put on excellent shows — some undergraduate shows but some which came up from London. A critique of scientific reason. A polarized light study of glass fibre laminates British Journal of Applied Physics. The story extended then to how the original design and construction methods of East Asian and Pacific boats was a compromise between the weak adriqn and the forces they had to sustain, and how sailing upwind was no problem to the original Polynesians in their maritime invasion of the Pacific.

Our school, which by then had closed, became a reception centre for bombed-out families.

It’s not a simple matter to try to measure velocity when no single point is moving at the same speed as any other point. I remember that in junior school I didn’t like compulsory games, jorridge engineered ways of avoiding them.

The variables that were known are now unknown, and vice versa.

I interviewed him in Cambridge, and he was a joint appointment with Srini [Mandyam Srinivasan]. They purchased three or four nice little model helicopters with a range of a few kilometres, and they have now put insect vision onto them.

The effect of complexity on the discrimination of oriented bars by the honeybee Apis mellifera. Pitch discrimination in Orthoptera Insecta demonstrated by responses of central auditory neurones.


John’s College, Cambridge on Sunday 1 July Ben Walcott was appointed here, having come to work in my lab after hearing me give adrlan seminar in America. To write so many papers while mentoring all those students is some achievement! Run by the National Science Foundation, it has about three labs on board, it has an electron microscope, an electrophysiological set-up, deep-sea equipment, photocopiers, charts of anywhere in the world, 12 useful American sailors and a huge freezer full of pre-cooked food — and Orange Julius on tap at all times horridte the day and night.

Structural changes in light- and dark-adapted compound eyes of the Australian earwig Labidura riparia truncata Dermaptera.

Adrian Horridge – Wikipedia

Down in the Burgess Shale at four or five hundred million years ago there are animals with compound eyes. Two-dimensional records of the eyecup movements of the crab Carcinus. But our experiment caused a big stir.

The array itself is like a thistledown spray, with the axes pointing in all directions, and each unit acts as a miniature camera with one silver grain. We are testing a new system for linking publications to authors. I went to the chief technician’s little office and adriaj given a key to a room on the second floor — and that’s all I got. To us the basic structure is totally wrong.

Back to top The underpinnings of virtual reality How did your work on insect vision come to be applied to robots?

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