Nagoya University

Graduate Program of Transformative Chem-Bio Research


GTR Seminar

Date:Dec 9(Fri)2022,16:30‒18:00
Venue:Room A222,Science Building A
Speaker:Prof.Kentaro Arikawa ( Neuroethology,SOKENDAI-Hayama,Japan)
Title:Neuroethology of butterfly color vision
Language: English

Abstract :
Papilio butterflies use color vision when searching for flowers to get nectar. Their color vision is tetrachromatic based on the R-G-B plus UV-sensitive photoreceptors: the resulting wavelength discrimination ability even rivals ours. How does the wavelength information at the photoreceptors turn into "colors" in the brain? I will introduce how we have addressed the question and what the scientists may enjoy further.

Contact: Azusa Kamikouchi (kamikouchi.azusa.r4<at> (<at>→@))

★GTR international students only
This seminar is "GTR Lecture series on multidisciplinary problems (1pt.)".
Enroll in gtr e-portfolio (Dead line: Dec.2nd).Grades will be judged by report. Report submission from NUCT by Dec.22.