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Neurophysiological analysis of visuo-vestibular conditioning in Lymnaea stagnalis.
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PMID:  18652378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lymnaea are capable of learning an association between light and rotation. The conditioning paradigm to produce this association and the unconditioned escape response are the same for both Lymnaea and Hermissenda, but the underlying neural mechanisms appear to differ between the two species due to differences in the organization and function of their visuo- and vestibular-sensory systems. The RPeD11 interneuron in Lymnaea controls withdrawal behavior. We analyzed the electrophysiologic characteristics of the RPeD11 and observed an increase in cell excitability; that is, spontaneous activity of the postsynaptic potential in the RpeD11 was increased in conditioned animals after learning acquisition.
H Suzuki; T Horikoshi; M Sakakibara
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta biologica Hungarica     Volume:  59 Suppl     ISSN:  0236-5383     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta. Biol. Hung.     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-25     Completed Date:  2008-09-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8404358     Medline TA:  Acta Biol Hung     Country:  Hungary    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Graduate School of Bioscience, Tokai University Unified Graduate School, 317 Nishino, Numazu 410-0321, Shizuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Conditioning (Psychology) / physiology
Learning / physiology
Lymnaea / physiology*
Membrane Potentials
Neurons / physiology
Photic Stimulation
Vestibule, Labyrinth / physiology

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