Nerve cells and insect behavior

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Harvard University Press, 1963 - Insects - 188 pages
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Contents

CODING AND COMPLEXITY
1
METHODS OF STUDYING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
11
Methods of studying animal behavior
13
COMMUNICATION
19
Cross section of cockroach nerve cord
21
Ion distribution in a muscle fiber
23
Intracellular view of action potential
25
Methods of recording action potentials
29
Nerve connections to the kneejoint muscles
93
The inputs to a spinal motor neuron
98
The form of a spinal motor neuron
102
Intracellular responses of a motor neuron
105
ENDOGENOUS ACTIVITY OF NEURONS
113
Interior of a cockroach ganglion
115
Analogs for oscillators
117
Ocellus of a dragonfly
123

THE TYMPANICNERVE RESPONSE IN NOCTUID MOTHS
34
Recording of a bat cry
36
External view of a moths ear
38
Internal structure of a moths ear
39
Tympanicnerve response to a pure tone
42
Tympanicnerve response to sound pulse
44
Sound intensity and acoustic response
46
Activity of the B cell
49
MOTHS AND BATS
52
Tympanicnerve response to bat cries
53
Monaural responses to bats
55
Binaural responses to bats
58
A bat and its target
64
Maneuvers of moths in highintensity sound
66
Maneuvers of moths in lowintensity sound
67
Tracks of bats and moths
69
EVASIVE BEHAVIOR IN THE COCKROACH
71
Relations of animal behavior and environment
72
Measurement of the startle response
76
Nervous system of the cockroach
78
Synaptic responses in the cockroach
81
The predatory strike of a mantis
86
DISCRIMINATION
89
Activity in the ocellar nerve
124
ENDOGENOUS ACTIVITY AND BEHAVIOR
129
Male and female mantis
133
Mating and cannibalism in mantis
135
Last abdominal ganglion of mantis
139
Endogenousnerve activity in mantis
140
Integrated endogenousnerve activity in cockroach
142
The corpora cardiaca of the cockroach
145
Nerve activity and corpora cardiaca
146
THE INSECT BRAIN
148
Central nervous system of the mantis
151
Brain operations and locomotion in mantis
155
Electrodes in the cricket brain
158
Structure of the cricket brain
159
The mushroom bodies
160
Control of locomotion in mantis and cricket
162
Measuring the strike of the mantis
165
Control pattern of prey localization in mantis
166
INHIBITION AND ENDOGENOUS ACTIVITY
171
REFERENCES
179
INDEX
185
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