Daniel B. Zurek

Daniel B. Zurek
Apple Inc.

PhD

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16
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Additional affiliations
May 2014 - present
University of Pittsburgh
Position
  • PostDoc Position
May 2012 - May 2014
Cornell University
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  • PostDoc Position
August 2008 - February 2012
Macquarie University
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (16)
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Jumping spiders (family Salticidae) are masters of miniature vision, achieving higher spatial resolution in relation to body size than any other animal [1]. While most members of this family do not use color in intraspecific communication, several genera serve as emerging examples of rapid evolutionary radiation in sexual display coloration [2]. Th...
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In dynamic locomotory contexts, visual cues often trigger adaptive behaviour by the viewer, yet studies investigating how animals determine impending collisions typically employ either stationary viewers or objects. Here, we describe a dynamic situation of visually guided prey pursuit in which both impending prey contact and escape elicit observabl...
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High visual acuity allows parallel processing of distant environmental features, but only when photons are abundant enough. Diurnal tiger beetles (Carabidae: Cicindelinae) have acute vision for insects and visually pursue prey in open, flat habitats. Their fast running speed causes motion blur that degrades visual contrast, forces stop-and-go pursu...
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Jumping spiders (Salticidae) are renowned for their high performing visual system. In addition to their prominent forward-facing telescope-like principal eyes, salticids possess two or three pairs of secondary eyes used for wide-angle motion detection. Salticids orient towards relevant sources of motion detected by the secondary eyes, enabling them...
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Spiders are among the world’s most species-rich animal lineages, and their visual systems are likewise highly diverse. These modular visual systems, composed of four pairs of image-forming “camera” eyes, have taken on a huge variety of forms, exhibiting variation in eye size, eye placement, image resolution, and field of view, as well as sensitivit...
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During communication, alignment between signals and sensors can be critical. Signals are often best perceived from specific angles, and sensory systems can also exhibit strong directional biases. However, we know little about how animals establish and maintain such signaling alignment during communication. To investigate this, we characterized the...
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Insects live in a three-dimensional space, and need to be able to attach to different types of surfaces in a variety of environmental and behavioral contexts. Adult leaf beetles possess great attachment ability due to their hairy attachment pads. In contrast, their larvae depend on smooth pads to attach to the same host plant. We tested friction fo...
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One contribution of 15 to a theme issue 'Biological adhesives: from biology to biomimetics'. While adult green dock leaf beetles Gastrophysa viridula use tarsal adhesive setae to attach to and walk on smooth vertical surfaces and ceilings, larvae apply different devices for similar purposes: pretarsal adhesive pads on thor-acic legs and a retractab...
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Spiders have four pairs of simple eyes, arranged in different conJigurations depending on phylogeny. While web-building spiders possess relatively poor vision and largely rely on vibrations on webs to sense and catch prey, the most numerous family of spiders, the jumping spiders (Salticidae , have evolved a highly acute modular visual system which...
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Moving animals often have difficulty detecting moving objects because self-generated optic flow patterns confound image motion. The new hypothesis of 'regressive motion salience' reveals simple rules used by fruit flies.
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The modular visual system of jumping spiders (Salticidae) divides characteristics such as high spatial acuity and wide-field motion detection between different pairs of eyes. A large pair of telescope-like anterior-median (AM) eyes is supported by 2-3 pairs of 'secondary' eyes, which provide almost 360 degrees of visual coverage at lower resolution...
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Jumping spiders, or salticids, sample their environment using a combination of two types of eyes. The forward-facing pair of 'principal' eyes have narrow fields of view, but exceptional spatial resolution, while the two or three pairs of 'secondary' eyes have wide fields of view and function especially well as motion analysers. Motion detected by t...
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Adults of the green dock beetle Gastrophysa viridula (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) use tarsal adhesive setae to attach to and walk on smooth vertical surfaces and ceiling. In contrast to adults, their larvae apply for a similar purpose two sets of adhesive structures: soft smooth pretarsal pads and a so called rectal organ, located at the posterior e...

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