Electrophysiological and morphological characterization of the medulla bilateral neurons that connect bilateral optic lobes in the cricket, Gryllus bimaculatus.

The medulla bilateral neurons (MBNs) in the cricket brain directly connect two optic lobes and have been suggested to be involved in mutual coupling between the bilateral optic lobe circadian pacemakers. Single unit analysis with intracellular recording and staining with Lucifer Yellow was carried out to reveal morphology and physiology of the MBNs. Neurons… CONTINUE READING