Estimation of the size and directional output of functional groups of interneurons underlying abdominal positioning behaviors in crayfish.

@article{Brewer1997EstimationOT,
  title={Estimation of the size and directional output of functional groups of interneurons underlying abdominal positioning behaviors in crayfish.},
  author={L. D. Brewer and James L. Larimer},
  journal={The Journal of experimental zoology},
  year={1997},
  volume={278 3},
  pages={119-32}
}
Quantitative studies were made of a large population of interneurons that controls postural flexion and extension of the crayfish abdomen. The number of interneurons needed to produce a motor program was estimated by stimulating a single abdominal positioning interneuron and recording interneuronal activity that was evoked from rostral and caudal connectives in an isolated abdominal nerve cord. We also examined the role that these functional groups have in producing a stronger motor output in… CONTINUE READING