M3 publications

These are the publications to have come out of “Man, Mantis and Machine” so far. Please click on the titles to download a PDF.

The optomotor response of the praying mantis is driven predominantly by the central visual field

Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Errington S, Serrano-Pedraza I, Read JCA ( 2017 )
The optomotor response of the praying mantis is driven predominantly by the central visual field

Journal of Comparative Physiology A Vol: 203 Pages: 77-87 [view on journal website] Pubmed ID : 28005254

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Small or far away? Size and distance perception in the praying mantis.

Nityananda V, Bissianna G, Tarawneh G, Read JCA ( 2016 )
Small or far away? Size and distance perception in the praying mantis.

Philosophical Transactions B Vol: 371(1697) Pages: pii: 20150262 [view on journal website] Pubmed ID : 27269605

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The contrast sensitivity function of the praying mantis Sphodromantis lineola

Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Jones L, Busby N, Herbert W, Davies R, Read JCA ( 2015 )
The contrast sensitivity function of the praying mantis Sphodromantis lineola

Journal of Comparative Physiology A Vol: 201(8) Pages: 741-50 [view on journal website] Pubmed ID : 25894490


Here you can find the raw data for this paper, in Matlab format, and also an Excel file reporting the fitted thresholds for the individual insects and for the aggregate data pooled across individuals, using the methods reported in the paper. Also, see this blog post on a subtlety concerning the definition of frequency.
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Man, mantis and machine : the computation of 3D vision

Read JCA ( 2013 )
Man, mantis and machine : the computation of 3D vision

Leverhulme Trust Annual Review Vol: Pages:

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