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Annelid Vision

Cynthia M. Harley and Mark K. Asplen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System; Sensory and Motor Systems; Invertebrate Neurobiology. 10095 words.

Annelid worms are simultaneously an interesting and difficult model system for understanding the evolution of animal vision. On the one hand, a wide variety of photoreceptor cells and eye...

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Associative Learning in Invertebrates

Romuald Nargeot and Alexis Bédécarrats.

in The Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Invertebrate Neurobiology. 15093 words.

Behaviors of invertebrates can be modified by associative learning in a similar manner to those of vertebrates. Two simple forms of associative learning, Pavlovian and operant conditioning,...

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Auditory Systems of <i>Drosophila</i> and Other Invertebrates

Yun Doo Chung and Jeongmi Lee.

in The Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Invertebrate Neurobiology. 10625 words.

Hearing in invertebrates has evolved independently as an adaptation to avoid predators or to mediate intraspecific communication. Although many invertebrate groups are able to respond to...

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<i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> Feeding Behaviors

Nicolas Dallière, Lindy Holden-Dye, James Dillon, Vincent O'Connor and Robert J. Walker.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Invertebrate Neurobiology. 15814 words.

The microscopic free-living nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans was the first metazoan to have its genome sequenced and for many decades has served as a genetically tractable model for the...

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<i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> Olfaction

Douglas K. Reilly and Jagan Srinivasan.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online December 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Molecular and Cellular Systems; Sensory and Motor Systems; Invertebrate Neurobiology. 12848 words.

To survive, animals must properly sense their surrounding environment. The types of sensation that allow for detecting these changes can be categorized as tactile, thermal, aural, or...

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Cephalochordate Nervous System

Simona Candiani and Mario Pestarino.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Development of the Nervous System; Molecular and Cellular Systems; Invertebrate Neurobiology. 10868 words.

The central and peripheral nervous systems of amphioxus adults and larvae are characterized by morphofunctional features relevant to understanding the origins and evolutionary history of...

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Cephalopod Nervous System Organization

Z. Yan Wang and Clifton W. Ragsdale.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

Article. Subjects: Invertebrate Neurobiology. 210 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Please check back later for the full article.

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Cephalopod Olfaction

Anna Di Cosmo and Gianluca Polese.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Invertebrate Neurobiology. 6093 words.

Within the Phylum Mollusca, cephalopods encompass a small and complex group of exclusively marine animals that live in all the oceans of the world with the exception of the Black and...

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Chemosensory Transduction in Arthropods

Monika Stengl.

in The Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Invertebrate Neurobiology; Molecular and Cellular Systems. 16018 words.

Reception of chemicals via olfaction and gustation are prerequisites to find, distinguish, and recognize food and mates and to avoid dangers. Several receptor gene superfamilies are...

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Cnidarian Neurobiology

Richard Satterlie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Invertebrate Neurobiology

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Invertebrate Neurobiology. 21658 words.

Important cnidarian contributions to our understanding of nervous system evolution may be found in the arrangement of conducting systems and their interactions. We see multiple, diffuse...

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