Professor Adrian Horridge’s research interests include the role of the nervous system in behaviour. His particular specialty was in understanding natural visual . Professor Adrian Horridge is distinguished for the combination of electron microscopy, neuro-anatomy and electrophysiological analyses of coordination in . Adrian Horridge of Australian National University, Canberra (ANU) with expertise in: Zoology, Ecology and Entomology. Read publications, and contact.

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That is a very interesting development out of some biology, isn’t it? Sign up for newsletters.

The laboratory published its own journal and a lot of interesting people worked there, including at least three or four Fellows of the Royal Society. When he came out of the Forces in he started a motorcycle business in his backyard, buying old motorbikes, repairing them, painting them and so on, and then selling them.

Structural changes in light- and dark-adapted compound eyes of the Australian earwig Labidura riparia truncata Dermaptera. They turned out horrldge be very dull, so I tried to change my program as much as possible.

Adrian Horridge

I looked around in the literature; I horidge people in the Anthropology Department. Among other things I learned about at Farnborough from this group of amazingly competent engineers were sandwich structures and honeycomb structures, which I think were invented there.

Horridge GABurrows M. Alan Snyder worked on the mathematics of the light guide story — which we had brought with us — and eventually generated the principles by which modern long-distance light-guide transmission is used for horrige.

So since I had to write the class sheets, I wrote it up as a book — Interneurons — which became for a time a course book in America and did fairly well. A theory of insect vision: He investigated exact neural connexions of insect photoreceptors with Ian Meinertzhagen and light guides in insect eyes with Allan Snyder. So I set to work recording from nerve cells aadrian the central nervous system, and I showed the differential responses to high pitch, low pitch and so on, at the different frequencies of the carrier wave.


Professor Adrian Horridge, neurobiologist | Australian Academy of Science

Sdrian of the honeybee Apis mellifera for patterns with two pairs of equal orthogonal bars Journal of Insect Physiology. One such appointment in my department was Jacob Israelachvili, who worked on photo-pigment molecules.

The underpinnings of virtual reality Biologists building aircraft? He had started to write a book which eventually had the title Structure and Function of the Nervous System of Invertebrates — a two-volume work of enormous proportions, with many hundreds of illustrations and thousands of references — to replace a much smaller book written in German by Hanstrom in I rushed down and stopped them, telling a dispatch rider on his motorbike to get back to the village — down the road about three miles — as fast as he could and come back with the doctor.

If you take that out, it becomes diabetic. When I went back to St Andrews and was working in —63 on a very interesting story about locust eyes — using locusts which I had got my old lab in Cambridge to send me — I remembered those discussions. A lot of the work of your department at that time was on vision. The chemistry master had been a research chemist, involved in the discovery of the detergents and the sulfonated fatty acids, sulphonated hydrocarbons and so on.

There will probably be a Spring Garden Party about the first week of Novemberwhen the roses are in full bloom. I understand that you also went to Russia a couple of times, firstly in ‘ On the way I stayed a night with Shell’s manager at Suez, not an Englishman but a New Zealander who would be neutral if war broke out there — as it did a few months later, by which time I’d done my work on corals and left for the Gatty.


Motion cues provide the bee’s visual world with a third dimension Nature. We spun helicopter blades until they bust — which makes a lot of noise! Back to top A marine laboratory’s work turns to gold You had a very large number of gorridge students during your time at the Gatty, didn’t you?

Do you think that was innate, or did it come in some way from your background and early environment?

It’s always been a bad area, with pirates and desperadoes, and people getting kidnapped and even killed, but it has interesting boats. Well, try as we might, we could never get the locusts to adriann the sound with a shock or anything else.

Horridge, G. Adrian (1927-)

They cut relatively short planks in the forest to shapes that are in their heads, and make the boat out of these centimetre thick planks, solid hardwood, cut with an adze and curved two ways. And he took his wife with him hrridge well. Eight of his group have become Fellows of the Royal Society. So bees have got to be extremely cunning to be able to see any pattern at all in real time. The phase-contrast microscope was another recent invention at the time, and Lord Victor Rothschild had purchased some microscopy equipment out of his own private money.

An annelid proprioceptor Nature.