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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Adrian also initiated adrixn programme on optic flow in insect vision, pursuing applications in robot and drone vision with Mandyam Srinivasan. Because I had worked on coral reefs and at Naples, and also at Millport horrige Plymouth, I’d seen lots of material that, simply, Bullock had missed. Barton had written two books for school physics and Wheeler, the biology master, had written a large textbook for school biology.

This laboratory was large and well known, and had two good-sized ships with which it explored the western fringes of Europe, the Atlantic Shelf and the English Channel, kept an eye on fisheries and ocean productivity, and supplied marine animals to all the universities in England — a big collecting set-up.

My assistant, Steve Shaw, had a Lalor Fellowship; we had fixed it so that we had coinciding fellowships. We worked all these things out, and I handed all that side to Simon Laughlin, whom I had appointed here as a research afrian from Cambridge.

In our system, you have the animal moving forward and it has to measure the range from the movements of all the objects around it. The animal has a dagger and a club, but in order to stab or club its prey it needs to know exactly the range. Adrian, you were born in Sheffield, England. Tunstall JHorridge GA. He was elected to the Royal Society for that in Back to top Teaching comparative nervous systems at Yale Your next double appointment, so to speak, was an appointment in Yale, in As part hhorridge 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.

In another incident that year, I was cycling through Chatsworth Park when one of the long-distance British bombers just back from Norway crashed about yards away. Srini first of all worked on the resolution by behavioural methods, and then he worked on the motion resolution and how the bees can measure the speed of a motion. The Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science.


We learned all about the ‘new alchemy’: If you are surrounded — almost squashed — by ex-servicemen comrades who are five or 10 years older than you are and who have war experience, then you mature quite quickly. Tsukahara Y, Horridge GA. I had help from several people in all this hard work. Perhaps you could say something about the developments in that regard which are taking place now.

This gift was not without prejudice, in fact, because I rode my cc Ariel Red Hunter to school, and within three months my father horriege sold 20 of them!

And when I asked what sort of animals his ticks lived on, he said, ‘Camels. Acta Biologica Hungarica 67, 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 of the day and night. Pattern discrimination by the honeybee Apis mellifera: Related Professor Adrian Horridge More.

The other 90 per cent were ex-servicemen who had come back from Japanese POW camps or from India or France, or who had desert experience and so on.

We took them with a Tesla electron microscope which we imported from Czechoslovakia, because the Russian one wouldn’t work!

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Fujitsu used the software, however, playing the equations backwards. I remember that at the end ofback at the Gatty, we had all the students doing the index, with cards spread around the big laboratory adtian rows on the floor. Life was extremely hectic, but in a way it was all very easy, because we were young and we had a long concentration span.

Then we did very careful measurements and showed that it was first-order Poisson system — there was no summation between photons required in order to get a response, and if two photons are required, then it is horrkdge second-order Poisson.


It’s a most amusing development to come out of insect eyes.

What can engineers learn from insect vision? Visual figure-ground discrimination in the honeybee: What led up to that? Journal of Comparative Physiology. If its foot dropped, it would get a shock and it would learn to hold its leg up.

Professor Adrian Horridge

Our building was not yet up, so for about four years we occupied the old Nurses’ Home, which became Property and Plans and then Earth Sciences, hordidge on the hill opposite Physics. Different nerve cells were responding in a very simple way to show that the thing had pitch discrimination.

I rented a room, a digs, in a house at Yale and commuted about every three weeks back to St Andrews. He was whisked off to visit physics laboratories, and I was to go to physiological laboratories. When I was at Palo Alto I had talked with experimental psychologists about how learning might occur, and the necessity of this or that for learning.

You had an Senior Scholarship, didn’t you? While you were at Farnborough you also had your fellowship at St John’s. Brian Schaffer had gone to Porton Down and worked on bacteriological toxins in a Defence laboratory, but I didn’t really want to do that.

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The distribution of bumps in the tail of the locust photoreceptor afterpotential. Some of these were used rather stupidly, but still… And I made lots of fireworks. I had been a Fellow there on a year’s sabbatical in the ’70s. A mantid on a stick will walk along until it comes to the end and then stand, moving its head from side to side to measure the range to anything beyond the end of the aerian.

Butler R, Horridge GA. We had to have a company to work in collaboration with, and they had a company for that. Being fifth class Horrirge had been allocated a bunk in the very bottom of the ship, although I slept on deck, so I went to see what was happening: