Scientists discover how mosquito brains integrate diverse sensory cues to find a host

Scientists discover how mosquito brains integrate diverse sensory cues to find a host

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A team has discovered how the female mosquito brain integrates visual and olfactory signals to identify, track and hone in on a potential host for her next blood meal. They discovered that, after the mosquito's olfactory system detects certain chemical cues, the mosquito uses her visual system to scan her surroundings for certain shapes and fly toward them, presumably associating those shapes with potential hosts.

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