Publications

2019

Nityananda V, Joubier C, Tan J, Tarawneh G, Read JCA. Motion-in-depth perception and prey capture in the praying mantis Sphodromantis lineola.
https://jeb.biologists.org/content/early/2019/05/03/jeb.198614

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2018

Tarawneh G, Jones L, Nityananda V, Rosner R, Rind C, Read JCA. Apparent Motion Perception in the Praying Mantis: Psychophysics and Modelling. Vision 2018, 2(3), 32. https://www.mdpi.com/2411-5150/2/3/32

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Tarawneh G, Nityananda V, Rosner R, Errington S, Herbert W, Arranz-Paraiso S, Busby N, Tamping J, Read J, Serrano-Pedraza I. Contrast thresholds reveal different visual masking functions in humans and praying mantises. Biology Open 2018, 7, bio029439. http://bio.biologists.org/content/7/4/bio029439

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Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Henriksen S, Umeton D, Simmons A, Read J. (2018) A novel form of stereo vision in the praying mantis. Current Biology, 28, 588-593.
https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30014-9

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2017

Nityananda V, Read JCA. Stereopsis in animals: evolution, function and mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Biology 2017, 220(14), 2502-2512.
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/220/14/2502

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Tarawneh G, Nityananda V, Rosner R, Errington S, Herbert W, Cumming BG, Read JCA, Serrano-Pedraza I. Invisible noise obscures visible signal in insect motion detection. Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 3496.
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03732-7

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Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Errington S, Serrano-Pedraza I, Read J. The optomotor response of the praying mantis is driven predominantly by the central visual field. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 2017, 203(1), 77-87.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00359-016-1139-3

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2016

Nityananda V. Attention-like processes in insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences 2016, 283(1842), 20161986.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2016.1986

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Nityananda V, Bissianna G, Tarawneh G, Read J. Small or far away? Size and distance perception in the praying mantis. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 2016, 371(1697), 1-8.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rstb.2015.0262

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Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Rosner R, Nicolas J, Crichton S, Read J. Insect stereopsis demonstrated using a 3D insect cinema. Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 1-9. https://www.nature.com/articles/srep18718

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2015

Nityananda V, Chittka L. Modality-specific attention in foraging bumblebees. Royal Society Open Science 2015, 2, 1-10.
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsos.150324

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Nityananda V, Tarawneh G, Jones L, Busby N, Herbert W, Davies R, Read JCA. The contrast sensitivity function of the praying mantis Sphodromantis lineola. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 2015, 201(8), 741-750.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00359-015-1008-5

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2014

Nityananda V, Skorupski P, Chittka L. Can bees see at a glance?. Journal of Experimental Biology 2014, 217, 1933-1939.
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/217/11/1933

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Lamba S, Nityananda V. Self-Deceived Individuals Are Better at Deceiving Others. PLoS One 2014, 9(8), e104562.
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0104562

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2013

Nityananda V, Pattrick JG. Bumblebee visual search for multiple learned target types. Journal of Experimental Biology 2013, 216, 4154-4160.
http://jeb.biologists.org/content/216/22/4154

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Nityananda V. Making Sense of the World. (Review of Sensory Ecology, Behaviour and Evolution by Martin Stevens. Oxford University Press (2013), 264 pages. ISBN: 978-0-199-60178-3). Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 2013, 11(2), 89-92.
https://akademiai.com/doi/abs/10.1556/JEP.11.2013.2.4

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2012

Nityananda V, Bee MA. Spatial release from masking in a free-field source identification task by gray treefrogs. Hearing Research 2012, 285(1-2), 86-97.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378595512000044?via%3Dihub

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2011

Nityananda V, Bee MA. Finding your mate at a cocktail party: frequency separation promotes auditory stream segregation of concurrent voices in multi-species frog choruses. PLoS One 2011, 6(6), e21191.
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0021191

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2009

Nityananda V, Balakrishnan R. Modeling the role of competition and cooperation in the evolution of katydid acoustic synchrony. Behavioral Ecology 2009, 20, 484-489.
https://academic.oup.com/beheco/article/20/3/484/184849

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2008


Nityananda V, Balakrishnan R. Leaders and followers in katydid choruses in the field: call intensity, spacing and consistency. Animal Behaviour 2008, 76, 723-735. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000334720800208X

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2007

Nityananda V, Stradner J, Roemer H, Balakrishnan R. Selective attention in a synchronising bushcricket: physiology, behaviour and ecology. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 2007, 193.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00359-007-0251-9

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Nityananda V, Balakrishnan R. Synchrony during acoustic interactions in the bushcricket Mecopoda ‘Chirper’ (Tettigoniidae:Orthoptera) is generated by a combination of chirp-by-chirp resetting and change in intrinsic chirp rate. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 2007, 193, 51-65.
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00359-006-0170-1

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2006

Nityananda V, Balakrishnan R. A diversity of songs among morphologically indistinguishable katydids of the Genus Mecopoda (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) from Southern India. Bioacoustics 2006, 15, 223-250.
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09524622.2006.9753552

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