Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Jun 20, 2002 - Medical - 336 pages
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During the past quarter century, there has been a tremendous expansion in our knowledge about gastropods, their behavior and their neurobiology. We can understand a great deal about mammalian nervous systems by studying the relatively larger and simpler structure of the gastropod nervous system. Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs first reviews the broader aspects of molluscan biology and draws attention to the special features of the gastropod nervous system. The book then examines different types of behavior, reviewing progress in understanding the mechanisms of neural control, and emphasizing cases in which control can be attributed to identified neurons and identified neural circuits.
  

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Contents

The Gastropods
3
12 Torsion
4
13 Origins and Diversification of the Gastropoda
7
14 The Prosobranchs
10
15 The Opisthobranchs
12
16 The Pulmonates
14
The Central Nervous System
17
22 Taxonomic Trends in CNS Organization
21
Feeding
124
72 Food Finding
131
73 Central Pattern Generators
140
74 Variations of Buccal Motor Programs
147
75 Initiation and Modulation of Feeding
151
76 Plasticity of Feeding Behavior
163
Reproduction
170
82 Sexually Selected Behaviors
175

23 Structure of the Ganglia
25
24 Unique Properties of Gastropod Neurons
29
Sensory Systems
34
32 Mechanoreception and Nociception
38
33 Sensory Cells for Chemoreception Mechanoreception and Nociception
39
34 Photoreception
43
35 Gravireception
47
36 Magnetoreception
51
Muscles and the Peripheral Nervous System
53
42 Muscle Physiology
56
43 Peripheral Contributions to the Control of Reflexes
59
44 Cellular Elements and Plasticity in Peripheral Neural Circuits
62
Regulation of the Internal Environment
66
52 Control of the Lung in Pulmonates
67
53 Blood Circulation
71
54 Respiratory Pumping
82
55 Water Regulation and Excretion
85
Locomotion
93
62 Crawling by Muscular Contractions
95
63 Swimming
99
64 Taxes and Other Orientations
113
83 Finding Mates
181
84 Nervous Control of Courtship and Copulation
184
85 Egg Laying
195
86 Mechanisms for the Control of EggLaying Behaviors
209
Defense
214
92 The Lines of Defense
215
93 Withdrawal Reflexes
218
94 Plasticity of Defensive Behaviors
234
95 Chemical Defenses
244
The Temporal Organization of Behavior
249
102 Daily Cycles
254
103 Endogenous Circadian Clocks
259
104 Mechanisms of Oscillation and Entrainment in the Eye
263
105 Multiple Influences on the Selection of Behaviors
266
106 Singleness of Action
272
References
281
Taxonomic Index
307
Neuron Index
309
Subject Index
311
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