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Dragonfly brains predict path of moving objects

Australian and Swedish researchers have discovered dragonflies have brain cells that enable them to predict the movement of their prey against a complex, changing background.

Scientists at the University of Adelaide medical school in South Australia and Lund University in Sweden found that these cells, or neurons, allow dragonflies to focus on a small, moving object in flight.

The findings of the joint study are published online in the journal eLife.

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