Djordje Konjević

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Although differences in visual pigments between developmental stages of the European eel are well known, the expected differences in spectral sensitivity have not been demonstrated at the electrophysiological level. In fact, one past electroretinographic study led to the conclusion that in eels there is no change in scotopic sensitivity, with increasing(More)
Scotopic electroretinogram of dogfish shark (Scylliorhinus canicula) and eel (Anguilla anguilla) is characterized by a negative off-response, changing in sign under photopic condition. It increased under the effect of increased background illumination, but its amplitude never exceeded that of the b-wave. On the other hand, dark-adapted electroretinograms of(More)
In view of the use of synthetic propentofylline (PPF) as a protective agent in brain ischemia, its possible side effects on vision capacities have been explored by electroretinography in comparative experiments with theophylline. We used eyecup preparations of small-spotted dogfish sharks and of European eels, particularly suitable for long-lasting(More)
1. At different levels of the holding potential on neuron R2 membrane in the Aplysia depilans abdominal ganglion, dopamine injected intracellularly increases the amplitude of both inward and outward currents recorded in response to the application of acetylcholine (ACh) to the ganglion surface. 2. The addition of dopamine to the external perfused solution(More)
The ability of the fish to discriminate between constant light (the conditional stimulus of food) and flickering light (the conditional stimulus of a painful electric shock) administered in random order during the same experimental sessions was investigated. Approaching the light for food and avoiding the shock by moving away from the light could be tought(More)
In the abdominal ganglion of Aplysia a number of motoneurons regulating visceral organs reacted to the stimulation of the reproductive organs. The response was mostly biphasic and often delayed. The multifunctional interneuron I (cell L10) reacted to the stimulation of the reproductive organs with burst firing, followed by an inhibitory phase. The(More)
Studying the central representation of sensory inputs originating from the heart in Aplysia depilans, it was found that: 1. Neurons responding to heart stimulation can be found in the abdominal, pedal and pleural ganglia alike. 2. The representation of heart input signals was more abundant in the left hemisphere of the abdominal ganglion and in the left(More)
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