2-Deoxy-D-glucose maps movement-specific nervous activity in the second visual ganglion of Drosophila

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Science  17 Aug 1979:
Vol. 205, Issue 4407, pp. 687-688
DOI: 10.1126/science.111349


Adult Drosophila were fed with tritium labeled deoxyglucose prior to a 5-hour period of visual stimulation. A flickering disk of light and a moving grating were presented to the left and right eyes, respectively. Autoradiography revealed enhanced labeling solely in that part of the second optic ganglion (medulla) whose visual field was stimulated by movement.