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Electric signaling behavior and the mechanisms of electric organ discharge production in mormyrid fish
  • B. Carlson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Physiology-Paris
  • 1 September 2002
TLDR
Results suggest that different types of signals may be controlled by distinct components of the electromotor system, similar to findings in other electrogenic teleosts. Expand
Electric organ discharge patterns during group hunting by a mormyrid fish
TLDR
It is shown that EOD accelerations accompany prey probing and size estimation by M. anguilloides, and group members occasionally synchronize bursts of EODs with an extraordinary degree of precision afforded by the mormyrid echo response, suggesting that it may function as a pack cohesion signal. Expand
Brain Evolution Triggers Increased Diversification of Electric Fishes
TLDR
It is shown that evolutionary change in a region of the brain devoted to the analysis of communication signals in mormyrid electric fishes improved detection of subtle signal variation and resulted in enhanced rates of signal evolution and species diversification. Expand
Electric Organs and Their Control
It has been known for more than 2000 years that some fish can induce painful, numbing sensations when handled. In the late 1600s, it was discovered that this sensation resulted from the production ofExpand
Stereotyped temporal patterns in electrical communication
TLDR
Analysis of signal characteristics and their production in relation to several variables suggests that accelerations function as aggressive signals, rasps as male courtship signals, and scallops as advertisement signals in mormyrids. Expand
Temporal-Pattern Recognition by Single Neurons in a Sensory Pathway Devoted to Social Communication Behavior
  • B. Carlson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • 29 July 2009
TLDR
Differences in the dynamics of short-term synaptic plasticity in excitatory and inhibitory pathways may tune central sensory neurons to particular temporal patterns of presynaptic activity, suggesting a general mechanism for the processing of behaviorally relevant stimulus information encoded into temporal patterning of activity by sensory neurons. Expand
Androgen Correlates of Socially Induced Changes in the Electric Organ Discharge Waveform of a Mormyrid Fish
TLDR
EOD duration appears to be an accurate indicator of male status, which is under social and hormonal control, and changes in EOD duration may have been mediated by changes in plasma 11-KT levels. Expand
Sonic/Vocal Motor Pathways in Squirrelfish (Teleostei, Holocentridae)
TLDR
Results suggest a possible homology among the SMN of acanthopterygiian fishes, and interactions between vocal and octavolateralis systems as seen in other teleosts. Expand
Neuroanatomy of the mormyrid electromotor control system
  • B. Carlson
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of comparative neurology
  • 23 December 2002
TLDR
It is suggested that modifiable feedback to DP/PCN plays a critical role in electromotor control and that the different inputs to CN may each be responsible for generating distinct electric signals. Expand
The feeding ecology of three species of Caribbean angelfishes (family Pomacanthidae)
SynopsisThe foraging behavior and associated morphology of the feeding apparatus of three sympatric species of angelfishes, Holacanthus tricolor, Pomacanthus arcuatus and Pomacanthus paru wereExpand
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