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Invertebrate Learning and Memory

Understanding how memories are induced and maintained is one of the major outstanding questions in modern neuroscience. This is difficult to address in the mammalian brain due to its enormous complexity, and invertebrates offer major advantages for learning and memory studies because of their relative simplicity. Many important discoveries made in invertebrates have been found to be generally applicable to higher organisms, and the overarching theme of the proposed will be to integrate information from different levels of neural organization to help generate a complete account of learning and memory.

Edited by two leaders in the field, Invertebrate Learning and Memory will offer a current and comprehensive review, with chapters authored by experts in each topic. The volume will take a multidisciplinary approach, exploring behavioral, cellular, genetic, molecular, and computational investigations of memory. Coverage will include comparative cognition at the behavioral and mechanistic level, developments in concepts and methodologies that will underlie future advancements, and mechanistic examples from the most important vertebrate systems (nematodes, molluscs, and insects). Neuroscience researchers and graduate students with an interest in the neural control of cognitive behavior will benefit, as will as will those in the field of invertebrate learning.

Audience

Neuroscientists interested in the neural control of cognitive behavior; entomologists and those in the field of invertebrate learning

Hardbound, 600 Pages

Published: June 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415823-8

Reviews

  • "The small number of neurons possessed by most invertebrates make them convenient models for extrapolating about neurological function in more complex animals. Editors Menzel… and Benjamin present this volume on the processes of learning and memory in these simple organisms. The book is divided into three general sections outlining concepts of cognition and its biological basis, experimental methodology, and the largest section of results from model systems including nematodes, mollusks, crustaceans, and insects."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013


Contents

  • 1. Beyond the Cellular Alphabet of Learning and Memory in Invertebrates
    2. Action Selection
    3. Cognitive Components of Insect Behavior
    4. Exploring Brain Connectivity in Insect Model Systems of Learning and Memory
    5. ‘Decision Making’ in Larval Drosophila
    6. Optophysiological Approaches to Learning and Memory in Drosophila melanogaster
    7. Computational Analyses of Learning Networks
    8. Issues in Invertebrate Learning Raised by Robot Models
    9. Mechanosensory Learning and Memory in Caenorhabditis elegans
    10. Molecular and Cellular Circuits Underlying Caenorhabditis elegans Olfactory Plasticity
    11. Thermosensory Learning in Caenorhabditis elegans
    12. Age-Dependent Modulation of Learning and Memory in Caenorhabditis elegans
    13. Salt Chemotaxis Learning in Caenorhabditis elegans
    14. A Systems Analysis of Neural Networks Underlying Gastropod Learning and Memory
    15. Comparison of Operant and Classical Conditioning of Feeding Behavior in Aplysia
    16. Mechanisms of Short-Term and Intermediate-Term Memory in Aplysia
    17. Synaptic Mechanisms of Induction and Maintenance of Long-Term Sensitization
    18. Roles of Protein Kinase C and Protein Kinase M in Aplysia Learning
    19. Multisite Cellular and Synaptic Mechanisms in Hermissenda Pavlovian Conditioning
    20. Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Classical Conditioning in the Feeding System of Lymnaea
    21. Operant Conditioning of Respiration in Lymnaea
    22. Associative Memory Mechanisms in Terrestrial Slugs and Snails
    23. Observational and Other Types of Learning in Octopus
    24. The Neurophysiological Basis of Learning and Memory in Advanced Invertebrates
    25. Learning, Memory, and Brain Plasticity in Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)
    26. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Learning and Memory in the Crab Neohelice (Chasmagnathus) granulata
    27. Drosophila Memory Research through Four Eras
    28. Visual Learning and Decision Making in Drosophila melanogaster
    29. In Search of the Engram in the Honeybee Brain
    30. Neural Correlates of Olfactory Learning in the Primary Olfactory Center of the Honeybee Brain
    31. Memory Phases and Signaling Cascades in Honeybees
    32. Pheromones Acting as Social Signals Modulate Learning in Honeybees
    33. Extinction Learning and Memory Formation in the Honeybee
    34. Glutamate Neurotransmission and Appetitive Olfactory Conditioning in the Honeybee
    35. Cellular Mechanisms of Neuronal Plasticity in the Honeybee Brain
    36. Behavioral and Neural Analyses of Punishment Learning in Honeybees
    37. Brain Aging and Performance Plasticity in Honeybees
    38. Learning and Recognition of Identity in Ants
    39. Bounded Plasticity in the Desert Ant’s Navigational Tool Kit
    40. Learning and Decision Making in a Social Context
    41. Olfactory and Visual Learning in Cockroaches and Crickets

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