Neurobiology and Behavior

Neurobiology and Behavior

1st Edition - October 28, 1985

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  • Editor: A. O. Dennis Willows
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275505

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The Mollusca, Volume 8: Neurobiology and Behavior, Part 1, provides an overview of the state of knowledge in molluscan neurobiology and behavior. It is part of a multivolume treatise that covers the areas of structure and function, metabolic biochemistry, molecular biomechanics, environmental biochemistry, physiology, ecology, reproduction and development, neurobiology and behavior, and evolution. The Mollusca is intended to serve a range of disciplines—zoology, biochemistry, physiology, and paleontology. It will prove useful to researchers and to all others with interests in molluscs. The book contains four chapters and begins with a chapter on the behavior of gastropod mollusks. Subsequent chapters deal with learning in gastropod mollusks, the neuronal control of behavior in gastropods, and the development and plasticity of molluscan neurons.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    General Preface


    Contents of Other Volumes

    I. Behavior of Gastropod Molluscs

    I. Introduction

    II. The Senses: Chemoreception and Vision

    III. Feeding

    IV. Locomotion

    V. Defensive Behavior

    VI. Reproductive Behavior

    VII. Behavioral Hierarchies

    VIII. Perspective


    2. Learning in Gastropod Molluscs

    I. Introduction

    II. Habituation, Dishabituation, and Sensitization in Aplysia californica

    III. Associative Learning in Aplysia

    IV. Associative Learning in Hermissenda crassicomis

    V. Associative Learning in the Land Slug Umax maximus

    VI. Associative Learning in Pleurobranchaea californica

    VII. Conclusions and Outlook


    3. Neural Control of Behavior in Gastropods

    I. Introduction

    II. Simple Behaviors

    III. Neural Generation of Locomotor Patterns

    IV. Neural Generation of Feeding Patterns

    V. Neural Control of Autonomic Function

    VI. Interaction and Modulation of Behavior

    VII. Summary and Perspectives


    4. Development and Plasticity of the Molluscan Nervous System

    I. Introduction

    II. Development

    III. Plasticity

    IV. Conclusions and Perspectives



Product details

  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: October 28, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275505

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A. O. Dennis Willows

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