Ortega-Escobar Joaqu

Summary

Affiliation: University Aut
Location: Madrid, Spain
Summary:
Professor of Psychobiology
Research about visually guided behaviour in the spider Lycosa tarantula
Publications:
Homing in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae): the role of active locomotion and visual landmarks, 2008, Naturwissenschaften (PMID: )
Role of the anterior lateral eyes of the wolf spider Lycosa tarentula (Araneae, Lycosidae) during path integration, 2006, Journal of Arachnology.
The visual system of Lycosa tarentula (Araneae, Lycosidae): Microscopic anatomy of the protocerebral optic centres, 2005, Italian Journal of Zoology.
Neurosecretory cells in the optic lobes of the brain and activity rhythms in Lycosa tarentula (Araneae: Lycosidae), 2005, Biological Rhythm Research.

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Anterior lateral eyes of Lycosa tarantula (Araneae: Lycosidae) are used during orientation to detect changes in the visual structure of the substratum
    Joaquín Ortega-Escobar
    Faculty of Psychology, University Autonoma of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
    J Exp Biol 214:2375-80. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Homing in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae): the role of active locomotion and visual landmarks
    Carmen Reyes-Alcubilla
    Faculty of Psychology, University Autonoma of Madrid, 28049, Madrid, Spain
    Naturwissenschaften 96:485-94. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Role of the different eyes in the visual odometry in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae)
    Joaquín Ortega-Escobar
    School of Psychology, University Autonoma of Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
    J Exp Biol 220:259-265. 2017

Collaborators

  • Carmen Reyes-Alcubilla
  • Miguel A Ruiz

Detail Information

Publications3

  1. doi request reprint Anterior lateral eyes of Lycosa tarantula (Araneae: Lycosidae) are used during orientation to detect changes in the visual structure of the substratum
    Joaquín Ortega-Escobar
    Faculty of Psychology, University Autonoma of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
    J Exp Biol 214:2375-80. 2011
    ..tarantula uses both idiothetic information and visual information gathered through ALEs. These findings present the first evidence that spiders can use the visual structure of the substratum to return home...
  2. doi request reprint Homing in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae): the role of active locomotion and visual landmarks
    Carmen Reyes-Alcubilla
    Faculty of Psychology, University Autonoma of Madrid, 28049, Madrid, Spain
    Naturwissenschaften 96:485-94. 2009
    ..Our results did not show that L. tarantula used these visual landmarks to find the burrow. L. tarantula seems to use only proprioceptive information obtained during the outbound path to estimate the distance traveled...
  3. doi request reprint Role of the different eyes in the visual odometry in the wolf spider Lycosa tarantula (Araneae, Lycosidae)
    Joaquín Ortega-Escobar
    School of Psychology, University Autonoma of Madrid, Madrid 28049, Spain
    J Exp Biol 220:259-265. 2017
    ..The possibility of gathering information for locomotion from the three pairs of secondary eyes in the mushroom bodies is discussed...