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Cellular mechanisms of behavioral plasticity in terrestrial snail
  • P. Balaban
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 1 August 2002
Functional organization of networks underlying withdrawal, feeding, and respiration in terrestrial gastropod snail Helix are described. Tracking the changes during non-associative and associativeExpand
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Postembryonic neurogenesis in the procerebrum of the terrestrial snail, Helix lucorum L.
Neuronogenesis during posthatching development of the procerebrum of the terrestrial snail Helix lucorum was analyzed using bromodeoxyuridine immunohistochemistry to label proliferating cells.Expand
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Participation of GABA in establishing behavioral hierarchies in the terrestrial snail
Abstract. GABA-immunoreactive fibers were observed in the neuropile of each ganglion of Helix lucorum, while GABA-immunoreactive neural somata were found only in the buccal, cerebral, and pedalExpand
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Effect of 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine on the food-aversive conditioning in the snailHelix lucorum L
The effects of 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT), a drug which selectively ablates serotonergic terminals, were examined on acquisition of food-aversive conditioned reflex in the snail Helix lucorum.Expand
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Influence of a stationary magnetic field on bioelectric properties of snail neurons.
Identified cells of Helix lucorum L. received 20 min exposures to 23, 120, or 200 mT stationary magnetic field (MFs). Resting potentials and input resistances were measured. Controls were institutedExpand
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A system of command neurons in snail's escape behavior.
  • P. Balaban
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta neurobiologiae experimentalis
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Intracellular stimulation of each of the nine identified neurons released a specific withdrawal reactions. These cells fire in response to strong tactile, light and thermal stimuli releasing escapeExpand
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Optical recording of odor-evoked responses in the olfactory brain of the naïve and aversively trained terrestrial snails.
Regular spontaneous oscillations were recorded both electro- and optophysiologically using a voltage-sensitive absorption dye in the olfactory part of the brain (procerebral lobe of the cerebralExpand
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A Single Serotonergic Modulatory Cell Can Mediate Reinforcement in the Withdrawal Network of the Terrestrial Snail
A cluster of 40 serotonergic cells in the rostral part of pedal ganglia of the terrestrial snail Helix lucorum was shown previously to participate in the modulation of withdrawal behavior and to beExpand
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Fine tuning of olfactory orientation behaviour by the interaction of oscillatory and single neuronal activity
We used a simple sensory and motor system to investigate the neuronal mechanisms of olfactory orientation behaviour. The main olfactory organs of terrestrial molluscs, the experimental animals usedExpand
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Pedal serotonergic neurons modulate the synaptic input of withdrawal interneurons ofHelix
A group of serotonergic cells, located in the pedal ganglia ofHelix lucorum, modulates synaptic responses of neurons involved in withdrawal behavior. Extracellular or intracellular stimulation ofExpand
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