Electrophysiological analysis of peripheral neurones and their possible role in the local reflexes of a mollusc.

@article{Prior1972ElectrophysiologicalAO,
  title={Electrophysiological analysis of peripheral neurones and their possible role in the local reflexes of a mollusc.},
  author={David J. Prior},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1972},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          133-45
        }
}
Molluscs respond to tactile stimulation with a variety of defensive manoeuvres the most common of which is withdrawal of structures such as siphons or gills. Many of these defensive responses are mediated by the central nervous system (CNS) (Mellon, 1965; Dorsett, Willows & Hoyle, 1969). There occur, however, muscular contractions in response to tactile stimulation that involve only peripheral elements. These responses which are mediated by local reflexes can be observed in pieces of palp… CONTINUE READING