drs. A. Soto Padilla
Theory tells us that small ectotherms, such as the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, react in a passive way to temperature changes, running faster when the environment gets warmer and slowing down when it gets colder. However, research has also shown than fruit flies have a temperature sensing system that they use to select their preferred temperature when exposed to a tempertaure gradient. My project will investigate what is the interaction between the physical effect of tempertaure over the fly and the cognitive control over this reaction that the temperature sensing system migth imply.
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