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Commentaries in Scientific Journals


Warrant, E. “Visual tracking in the dead of night.Science, 348: 1212-1213. (2015).

Penissi, E. “Shedding light on how moths track flowers blowing in the wind.Science, 339: 391. (2013).

Tytell, E. “Rewriting the Neural Code for Running.J. Exp. Biology, 214 (2011).

Penissi, E. “Scurrying Roaches Outwit without their Brains.Science, 307: 346. (2005).

Popular Press


“Visual processing systems of dusk-foraging moths may improve machine vision.” Optics & Photonics, June 16, 2015.

“Hawkmoth brains slow during dusk meals.” The Scientist Magazine, June 16, 2015.

“Hawkmoths slow their brains to see in the dark.” The Epoch Times, June 16, 2015.

“Hawkmoths slow their brains to dine in the night.” New York Times, June 15, 2015.

“How a moth slows its brain to see in the dark.” BBC, June 15, 2015.

“Moths are smarter than we thought: Hovering hawkmoths change their brains.” Science World Report, June 15, 2015.

“Hawkmoths slow their brains for better night vision.” Nature World News, June 15, 2015.

“Se nattsvermerens ekstreme kroppskontroll og nattsyn.”, June 15, 2015.

“Moths’ method of flying through dark may help engineers build tine flying robots.” Tech Times. June 12, 2015.

“Hawkmoths slow down their brains so they can hit a moving target.” New Scientist, June 12, 2015.

“Hovering hawkmoths slow their brains to see at night and track robot flowers.” Science World Report, June 12, 2015.

“Are moths smarter than we think?” The Christian Science Monitor, June 12 , 2015.

“A robot flower experiment reveals how hawkmoths see at dusk.” The Verge, June 11, 2015.

“Evolution tuned this moth’s night vision to follow swaying flowers.” The Washington Post, June 11, 2015.

“How the hawkmoth sees, hovers and tracks flowers in the dark.”, June 11, 2015.

“Hovering hawkmoths slow down their brains to see in the dark.” Smithsonian Magazine, June 11, 2015.

“Las polillas halcón ralentizan su sistema nervioso para tener visión nocturna.” SINC, June 11, 2015.

“Zo werken motten in het donker.” EOS Wetenschap, June 11, 2015.

“Robotic flowers reveal limits of moth’s night vision.” Science Now, June 11, 2015.

“Science: hovering hawkmoths tune in to flowers’ sway.” AAAS, June 11, 2015.

Hauenstein, E. “Ohne Hirn läuft es sich leichter.” (Without a brain, running is easier). Bild der Wissenschaft, 1: 26-34. (2006).