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This paper presents the first evidence that some neurons in the octopus CNS contain delta-amino butyric acid (GABA). Using conventional immunohistochemical methods with appropriate controls, we obtained positive staining with an antibody to GABA in fibres in the neuropil of many lobes of the brain of the northern octopus Eledone cirrhosa. In several lobes(More)
In the present study, lobeline and two structurally simplified analogs were evaluated for activity in muscarinic and nicotinic binding assays, a functional assay for nicotinic receptor activation (86Rb+ efflux from striatal synaptosomes) and an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) assay. Lobeline displaced [3H]cytisine binding to rat cortical membranes with a mean(More)
" Deep Learning " methods attempt to learn generic features in an unsupervised fashion from a large unlabelled data set. These generic features should perform as well as the best hand crafted features for any learning problem that makes use of this data. We provide a definition of generic features, characterize when it is possible to learn them and provide(More)
The cephalopod angular acceleration receptor system has sensory response characteristics similar to those of the vertebrate semicircular canal system and, unusual for an invertebrate, contains secondary receptor hair cells. The experiments reported use intracellular recordings from pairs of hair cells to show that at least one subset of the hair cells is(More)
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