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Lobster righting responses and their neural control
  • W. Davis
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 9 July 1968
A behavioural analysis of the movements and righting responses of the abdominal pleopods (swimmerets) and uropods (tail fans) of the lobster Homarus americanus and neural models based on the bilaterally reciprocal organization of statocyst influences are proposed to explain these findings. Expand
Neuronal control of locomotion in the lobster,Homarus americanus
Evidence is presented that proprioceptive inputs provided by passive traction are capable of controlling the direction of locomotion, and determining the periodicity of stepping, and that the limb elevator motoneurones function as the central pacemaker of the walking system. Expand
Neural mechanism underlying behavioral choice in Pleurobranchaea.
Concurrent Training Enhances Athletes' Strength, Muscle Endurance, and Other Measures
It is concluded that serial CE produces adaptations greater than those reported in the literature for single-mode (strength) training in athletes, whereas integrated CE produces discernibly greater gains than serial CE. Expand
Courtship and mating behaviour of the Chinese praying mantis, Tenodera aridifolia sinensis
The courtship displays of the male and female may play the role of reducing intraspecific aggression during courtship and thus reducing the likelihood of cannibalism in the mantis. Expand
The neuromuscular basis of lobster swimmeret beating
The anatomy and innervation of the swimmeret muscles of the lobster Homarus americanus were studied using histological and intracellular recording techniques to determine the pattern of neuromuscular activity underlying swimmere beating. Expand
The role of the metacerebral giant neuron in the feeding behavior ofPleurobranchaea
The data collectively suggest that the metacerebral giant neurons of the molluskPleurobranchaea are members of a population of neurons that normally function to command (i.e., arouse, initiate and sustain) the rhythmic feeding behavior. Expand
Control of feeding motor output by paracerebral neurons in brain of Pleurobranchaea californica.
A population of interneurons that control feeding behavior in the mollusk Pleurobranchaea has been analyzed by dye injection and intracellular stimulation/recording in whole animals and reduced preparations and shows properties expected of behaviorally specific "command" neurons for feeding. Expand
The neural control of swimmeret beating in the lobster.
  • W. Davis
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1 February 1969
The temporal structure of the bursts suggests that the underlying excitatory input oscillates sinusoidally with time at the same frequency as that of swimmeret beating, a pattern to which the swimmere muscles may be especially sensitive. Expand
Functional significance of motorneuron size and soma position in swimmeret system of the lobster.
  • W. Davis
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of neurophysiology
  • 1 March 1971