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By Friedrich G. Barth, Joseph A. C. Humphrey, Mandyam V. Srinivasan

Biological sensory structures, fine-tuned to their particular initiatives with striking perfection, have an important capability for technical, commercial, and scientific purposes. this is applicable to sensors really expert for quite a lot of strength varieties similar to optical, mechanical, electric, and magnetic, to call quite a few.
This booklet brings jointly first-hand wisdom from the frontiers of alternative fields of analysis in sensing. It goals to advertise the interplay among biologists, engineers, physicists, and mathematicians and to pave the way in which for leading edge traces of analysis and cross-disciplinary techniques. the subjects provided hide a extensive spectrum starting from power transformation and transduction strategies in animal sensing platforms to the fabrication and alertness of bio-inspired man made sensor arrays. many of the contributions are associated via the similarity of what sensing has to complete in either biology and engineering.

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43 1. Introduction: Basic design of insect eyes . . 43 2. 1 The eye of Papilio . . . . . . . . . . . . Spectral organization of the eye . . . . . . 45 45 Color vision of Papilio . . . . . . . . . . Color discrimination and its spatial size limit Wavelength discrimination . . . . . . . . 49 49 51 Concluding remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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