Evolution and Analysis of Minimal Neural Circuits for Klinotaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans

@article{Izquierdo2010EvolutionAA,
  title={Evolution and Analysis of Minimal Neural Circuits for Klinotaxis in Caenorhabditis elegans},
  author={Eduardo J. Izquierdo and Shawn R. Lockery},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={12908 - 12917}
}
Chemotaxis during sinusoidal locomotion in nematodes captures in simplified form the general problem of how dynamical interactions between the nervous system, body, and environment are exploited in the generation of adaptive behavior. We used an evolutionary algorithm to generate neural networks that exhibit klinotaxis, a common form of chemotaxis in which the direction of locomotion in a chemical gradient closely follows the line of steepest ascent. Sensory inputs and motor outputs of the… 
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