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Antennal Lobe of the Honeybee

Randolf Menzel and Jürgen Rybak.

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 2277 words.

In the honeybee chemoreceptors of the antenna converge in approximately 160 glomeruli in the antennal lobe (AL) and feed a network of local interneurons and projection neurons. The latter...

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Barrel Cortex

Karel Svoboda, Bryan M. Hooks and Gordon M. G. Shepherd.

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 2565 words.

Rodents actively move their whiskers to gather tactile information about their environment. The array of whiskers on the snout is somatotopically mapped onto an array of cortical columns in...

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The Basic Vertebrate Plan

Larry W. Swanson.

in Brain Architecture

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 7617 words.

Vertebrates have a basic body plan (bauplan) that includes a notochord, a central nervous system dorsal to the notochord, and a digestive system with a series of pharyngeal arches for...

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The Behavioral State System

Larry W. Swanson.

in Brain Architecture

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 5228 words.

The sleep-wake cycle is the primary organizer of behavior in all but the simplest animals, and there are well-defined stages of sleep and different levels of arousal during wakefulness. The...

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Brain and Behavior

Larry W. Swanson.

in Brain Architecture

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 4754 words.

The first part of the book deals with the nervous system's basic divisions, which are especially important for describing location or position in the same sense as geographical information....

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Brain Architecture

Larry W. Swanson.

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 352 pages.

This resource discusses how the brain works with regards to how it generates our thoughts and feelings, directs our voluntary interactions with the environment, and coordinates all of the...

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Canonical Cortical Circuits

Rodney J. Douglas and Kevan A. C. Martin.

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 2958 words.

This chapter focuses on recent experimental and theoretical considerations of the cortical circuits, which suggest that local circuits of cortical neurons are connected in a series of...

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Centralization and Symmetry

Larry W. Swanson.

in Brain Architecture

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 3278 words.

This chapter examines the evolution of the nervous system in bilaterally symmetrical invertebrates, beginning with flatworms that are freely swimming predators. In these animals the nervous...

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Cerebellar Cortex

Masao Ito.

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 2394 words.

The cerebellar cortex contains ten distinct types of neuronal element arranged with geometrical beauty. The major signal flow pathway consists forward connections through mossy fibers,...

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The Circuit for Chemotaxis and Exploratory Behavior in <i>C. elegans</i>

Cornelia I. Bargmann.

in Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

August 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System. 1886 words.

The C. elegans nervous system presents an unusual situation in which neuroanatomical connections are extremely well defined, but the understanding of neuronal activity is fragmentary. One C...

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