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Werner Reichardt

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In 1960 the Max Planck Society offered Werner Reichardt an independent department at the Max Planck Institute for Biology in Tübingen. Through his initiative this department was to become the foundation of today’s Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Here he worked as head of the department Information Processing in Insects up to his retirement in 1992. His research focused on the processing of information in the nervous system of Drosophila and helped clarify vision in motion. Together with Bernhard Hassenstein and Hans Wenking he analyzed the properties of the insect sight and its influence on the flight orientation. In 1977 Werner Reichardt had a successful breakthrough, when discovering that flies use motion discontinuities in their visual surroundings to distinguish objects from the background. Flies turn towards a single, randomly textured stripe in front of an equally textured background, but only as long as it moves relative to the ground.

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Books (2):

Reichardt W: Prinzipien der Informationsverarbeitung im visuellen Sinnesbereich, 11, RIAS, Berlin, Germany, (1983). , Series: Vorträge der RIAS-Funk-Universität ; 97
Reichardt W and Nachtigall W: Verhaltensstudie der musterinduzierten Flugorientierung an der Fliege Musca domestica ; Biophysik des Tierflugs, 152, Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen, Germany, (1974). ISBN: 3-531-08236-1, Series: Vorträge der Rheinisch-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften N, Natur-, Ingenieur- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften ; 236

Proceedings (2):

Reichardt W and Poggio T: Theoretical approaches in neurobiology, Work Session of the Neurosciences Research Program 1978, 252, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, (1981).
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Articles (83):

Reichardt W, Egelhaaf M and Guo A-K (September-1989) Processing of figure and background motion in the visual system of the fly Biological Cybernetics 61(5) 327-345.
Egelhaaf M, Borst A and Reichardt WE (July-1989) Computational structure of a biological motion-detection system as revealed by local detector analysis in the fly's nervous system Journal of the Optical Society of America A 6(7) 1070-1087.
Egelhaaf M, Borst A and Reichardt WE (January-1989) The nonlinear mechanism of direction selectivity in the fly motion detection system Naturwissenschaften 76(1) 32-35.
Reichardt W and Schlögl RW (November-1988) A two dimensional field theory for motion computation: First order approximation, translatory motion of rigid patterns Biological Cybernetics 60(1) 23-35.
Egelhaaf M, Hausen K, Reichardt WE and Wehrhahn C (August-1988) Visual course control in flies relies on neuronal computation of object and background motion Trends in Neurosciences 11(8) 351-358.
Reichardt WE, Egelhaaf M and Schlögl RW (June-1988) Movement detectors provide sufficient information for local computation of 2-D velocity field Naturwissenschaften 75(6) 313-315.
Reichardt W and Egelhaaf M (April-1988) Properties of individual movement detectors as derived from behavioural experiments on the visual system of the fly Biological Cybernetics 58(5) 287-294.
Reichardt W (July-1987) Evaluation of optical motion information by movement detectors Journal of Comparative Physiology A 161(4) 533-547.
Reichardt W (May-1987) Computation of optical motion by movement detectors Biophysical Chemistry 26(2-3) 263-278.
Egelhaaf M and Reichardt W (May-1987) Dynamic response properties of movement detectors: theoretical analysis and electrophysiological investigation in the visual system of the fly Biological Cybernetics 56(2-3) 69-87.
Guo A and Reichardt W (February-1987) An estimation of the time constant of movement detectors Naturwissenschaften 74(2) 91-91.
Reichardt W and Guo A-K (March-1986) Elementary pattern discrimination (Behavioural experiments with the fly Musca domestica). Biological Cybernetics 53(5) 285-306.
Reichardt W (January-1986) Processing of optical information by the visual system of the fly Vision Research 26(1) 113-126.
Reichardt W (1986) Musterinduziertes Flugverhalten der Fliege Musca domestica Physikalische Blätter 42 159-163.
Reichardt W (April-1985) The visual system of insects: Processing of optical information Rivista di Biologia 78(1) 9-42.
Reichardt W (December-1984) Gehirn und Computer Elektrotechnische Zeitschrift: ETZ 105(23) 1280-1281.
Reichardt W, Poggio T and Hausen K (January-1983) Figure-ground discrimination by relative movement in the visual system of the fly: Part II: Towards the neural circuitry Biological Cybernetics 46(1 Supplement) 1-30.
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Poggio T, Reichardt W and Hausen K (September-1981) A neuronal circuitry for relative movement discrimination by the visual system of the fly Naturwissenschaften 68(9) 443-446.
Poggio T and Reichardt W (March-1981) Visual fixation and tracking by flies: Mathematical properties of simple control systems. Biological Cybernetics 40(2) 101-112.
Reichardt W (August-1980) Analogy between hologram formation and computation of relative movement by the visual system of the fly Naturwissenschaften 67(8) 411-412.
Poggio T and Reichardt W (July-1980) On the representation of multi-input systems: Computational properties of polynomial algorithms Biological Cybernetics 37(3) 167-186.
Reichardt W (May-1980) Systemanalyse in der Verhaltensforschung Physik in unserer Zeit. 11(3) 68-77.
Reichardt W and Poggio T (November-1979) Figure-ground discrimination by relative movement in the visual system of the fly, Part I: Experimental results Biological Cybernetics 35(2) 81-100.
Reichardt WE (February-1977) Neuronal cooperativity in the visual system of the fly Acta biochimica et biophysica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 12(2) 99-120.
Poggio T and Reichardt W (August-1976) Control of orientation behaviour in the fly, Part II: Towards the underlying neural interactions Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics 9(3) 377-438.
Reichardt W and Poggio T (August-1976) Visual control of orientation behaviour in the fly, Part I: A quantitative analysis Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics 9(3) 311-375.
Virsik R and Reichardt W (July-1976) Detection and tracking of moving objects by the fly Musca domestica Biological Cybernetics 23(2) 83-98.
Heimburger L, Poggio T and Reichardt W (January-1976) A special class of nonlinear interactions in the visual system of the fly Biological Cybernetics 21(2) 103-105.
Poggio T and Reichardt W (1976) Nonlinear interactions underlying visual orientation behavior of the fly Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology. 40 635-645.
Wehrhahn C and Reichardt W (March-1975) Visually induced height orientation of the fly Musca domestica Biological Cybernetics 20(1) 37-50.
Reichardt WE and Poggio T (1975) A theory of the pattern induced flight orientation of the fly Musca domestica II. Biol. Cybernetics 18 69-80.
Virsik R and Reichardt W (March-1974) Tracking of moving objects by the fly Musca domestica Naturwissenschaften 61(3) 132-133.
Poggio T and Reichardt W (December-1973) Considerations on models of movement detection Kybernetik 13(4) 223-227.
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Poggio T and Reichardt W (May-1973) A theory of the pattern induced flight orientation of the fly Musca domestica Kybernetik 12(4) 185-203.
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Wehrhahn C and Reichardt W (April-1973) Visual orientation of the fly Musca domestica towards a horizontally oriented stripe Naturwissenschaften 60(4) 203-204.
Reichardt W (March-1973) Musterinduzierte Flugorientierung: Verhaltens-Versuche an der Fliege Musca domestica Naturwissenschaften 60(3) 122-138.
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Beidler LM and Reichardt WE (December-1970) Sensory transduction: A report based on a NRP work session Neurosciences Research Program Bulletin 8(5) 463-463.
Kirschfeld K and Reichardt W (February-1970) Optomotorische Versuche an Musca mit linear polarisiertem Licht Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B 25(2) 228.
Reichardt W and Wenking H (August-1969) Optical detection and fixation of objects by fixed flying flies (Musca domestica) Naturwissenschaften 56(8) 424-425.
Scholes J and Reichardt W (June-1969) The quantal content of optomotor stimuli and the electrical responses of receptors in the compound eye of the fly Musca. Kybernetik 6(2) 74-79.
Reichardt W, Braitenberg V and Weidel G (November-1968) Auslösung von Elementarprozessen durch einzelne Lichtquanten im Fliegenauge: Verhaltensexperimente an der Stubenfliege Musca Kybernetik 5(4) 148-169.
Varjú D and Reichardt W (December-1967) Übertragungseigenschaften im Auswertesystem für das Bewegungssehen II:(Folgerungen aus Experimenten an dem Rüsselkäfer Chlorophanus viridis) Zeitschrift für Naturforschung B 22(12) 1343-1351.
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Reichardt W (January-1965) Optomotor reactions of the beetle Chlorophanus, housefly Musca and the fruitfly Drosophila Neurosciences Research Program Bulletin 3(1) 48-54.
Reichardt W (1965) Quantum sensitivity of light receptors in the compound eye of the fly Musca Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 30 505-515.
Kirschfeld K and Reichardt W (June-1964) Die Verarbeitung stationärer optischer Nachrichten im Komplexauge von Limulus (Ommatidien-Sehfeld und räumliche Verteilung der Inhibition) Kybernetik 2(2) 43-61.
Fermi G and Reichardt W (September-1963) Optomotorische Reaktionen der Fliege Musca domestica: Abhängigkeit der Reaktion von der Wellenlänge, der Geschwindigkeit, dem Kontrast und der mittleren Leuchtdichte bewegter periodischer Muster Kybernetik 2(1) 15-28.
Reichardt W (August-1962) Probleme der Nachrichten-Übertragung und -Verarbeitung im Nervensystem Hippokrates 33 649-659.
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