Neurobiology and Behavior

Neurobiology and Behavior

1st Edition - October 2, 1986

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  • Editor: A. O. Dennis Willows
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275512

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The Mollusca, Volume 8: Neurobiology and Behavior, Part 2, 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 mollusks. The book contains four chapters and begins with a discussion of neural control of cephalopod behavior. Subsequent chapters deal with the neuroanatomy of selected gastropod species; molluscan membranes, gates, and channels; and molluscan transmitters and modulators.

Table of Contents

  • General Preface


    I. Neural Control of Cephalopod Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Neuromuscular Organization

    III. Intrinsic Movements

    IV. Local Organization of Movement, Lower and Intermediate Motor Centers

    V. Coordinated Movement, Higher Motor Centers

    VI. Sensory Systems and Capabilities

    VII. Complex Behavior

    VIII. Commentary


    2. Brains to Cells: the Neuroanatomy of Selected Gastropod Species

    I. Introduction

    II. Topography of the Ganglia

    III. Neuron Morphology

    IV. Ganglion Structure

    V. Neurosecretory Cells

    VI. Epithelial Receptors

    VII. Central Sensory Neurons

    VIII. The Gastropod Eye

    IX. Statocyst

    X. The Osphradium

    XI. Perspectives


    3. Membranes, Gates, and Channels

    I. Introduction

    II. Selectivity

    III. Surface Charges

    IV. Channel Kinetics

    V. Gating

    VI. Discussion


    4. Transmitters and Modulators

    I. Introduction

    II. Serotonin/5-Hydroxytryptamine/Enteramine [3-(2-Aminoethyl)-1H-Indol-5-Ol]

    III. Dopamine [ß-(3,4-Dihydroxyphenyl)ethylamine; 3-Hydroxytyramine; 5-(2-Aminoethyl)-1,2-Benzenediol]

    IV. Acetylcholine

    V. Amino Acids

    VI. Histamine [2-(5-Imidazolyl)Ethylamine]

    VII. Neuropeptides

    VIII. Summary



Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: October 2, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275512

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A. O. Dennis Willows

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