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Behavioural neuroscience

Out of sight, but not out of mind

Flies are cleverer than previously thought. They can remember their original destination even if distracted en route by another landmark. This behaviour depends on a specific group of neurons.

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Figure 1: Undeterred by the detour.

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Tomchik, S., Davis, R. Out of sight, but not out of mind. Nature 453, 1193–1194 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/4531192a

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