These are the publications to have come out of “Man, Mantis and Machine” so far. Please click on the titles to download a PDF.
Nityananda V, O’Keeffe J, Umeton D, Simmons A, Read JCA ( 2019 )
Second-order cues to figure motion enable object detection during prey capture by praying mantises
Full data and analysis code here on Figshare.
Rosner R, von Hadeln J, Tarawneh G, Read JCA ( 2019 )
A neuronal correlate of insect stereopsis
Short film by Nature Video about the project.
Reconstructed neurons are available through NeuroMorpho.Org here: https://doi.org/10.13021/ay7p-fw49.
Neurophysiological data along with code to analyse data, implement the model neurons and generate figures are here: https://doi.org/10.25405/data.ncl.8063327.
Tarawneh G, Jones L, Nityananda V, Rosner R, Rind C, Read JCA ( 2018 )
Apparent Motion Perception in the Praying Mantis: Psychophysics and Modelling
The data collected in this study are available on https://github.com/m3project/mantis-dmax.
Nityananda V, Joubier C, Tan J, Tarawneh G, Read JCA ( 2019 )
Motion-in-depth perception and prey capture in the praying mantis Sphodromantis lineola
Data and analysis code on figshare.
Umeton D, Tarawneh G, Fezza E, Read JCA, Rowe C ( 2019 )
Pattern and Speed Interact to Hide Moving Prey
Comment article by Johannes Zanker: "Prey capture: Becoming invisible when you move"
Newcastle University press release: "It's all a blur: why stripes hide moving prey"
Media coverage: ITV news; The Sun
Tarawneh G, Nityananda V, Rosner R, Errington S, Herbert W, Arranz-Paraíso S, Busby N, Tampin J, Read JCA, Serrano-Pedraza I ( 2018 )
Contrast thresholds reveal different visual masking functions in humans and praying mantises
Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Henriksen S, Umeton D, Simmons A, Read JCA ( 2018 )
A Novel Form of Stereo Vision in the Praying Mantis
Watch our video abstract here.
Nityananda V, Read JCA ( 2017 )
Stereopsis in animals: evolution, function and mechanisms
Umeton D, Read JCA, Rowe C ( 2017 )
Unravelling the illusion of flicker fusion
Tarawneh G, Nityananda V, Rosner R, Errington S, Herbert W, Cumming BG, Read JCA, Serrano-Pedraza I ( 2017 )
Invisible noise obscures visible signal in insect motion detection
Rosner R, von Hadeln J, Salden T, Homberg U ( 2017 )
Anatomy of the lobula complex in the brain of the praying mantis compared to the lobula complexes of the locust and cockroach
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
Nityananda V, Bissianna G, Tarawneh G, Read JCA ( 2016 )
Small or far away? Size and distance perception in the praying mantis.
Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Rosner R, Nicolas J, Crichton S, Read JCA ( 2016 )
Insect stereopsis demonstrated using a 3D insect cinema
Newcastle University press release. Video clips from Tyne Tees news. New York Times. LA Times. HuffPo. Sky News. The Independent. Daily Mail. Wissenschaft. El Correo. Metronews France.
Tarawneh G, Read JCA ( 2014 )
An FPGA-based hardware accelerator for simulating spatiotemporal neurons
Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), 21st IEEE International Conference on Vol: 2014 Pages: 618 - 621 [view on journal website]
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
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.
Read JCA ( 2013 )
Man, mantis and machine : the computation of 3D vision
Leverhulme Trust Annual Review Vol: Pages: