Changes in the auditory neuropil after deafferentation in adult grasshoppers (Schistocerca gregaria).

@article{Krger2010ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the auditory neuropil after deafferentation in adult grasshoppers (Schistocerca gregaria).},
  author={Silke Kr{\"u}ger and reinhard Lakes-harlan},
  journal={Arthropod structure & development},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={26-32}
}
Nervous systems are capable of structural adjustments. Such plastic changes also occur in the auditory system of the locust Schistocerca gregaria in which a deafferentation leads to compensatory mechanisms, such as collateral sprouting of interneurons. In this study we further investigated lesion related changes in the major auditory neuropil, the median ventral association center (mVAC) of the metathoracic ganglion. The auditory sensory organ of adult locusts was unilaterally extirpated and… CONTINUE READING