PacSci-Doku: "Fascinating Creature" Answer

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs

The question in this edition is:

What animal can taste with its wings?

The answer: Fruit Fly

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Michael Dickinson is a biology professor at the University of Washington and an awardee of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award. He is a fruit fly fanatic. Not only can the fruit fly taste with its wings, but it is a great animal to learn about physics, mathematics, neurobiology, computer vision and muscle physiology – all of which can help us understand human physiology. Learn more about Dr. Dickinson and the Dickinson Lab.

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