Functionally redundant peg sensilla on the scorpion pecten

@article{Knowlton2011FunctionallyRP,
  title={Functionally redundant peg sensilla on the scorpion pecten},
  author={E D Knowlton and Douglas D. Gaffin},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2011},
  volume={197},
  pages={895-902}
}
All scorpions have two mid-ventral organs called pectines. Each pecten has thousands of pore-tipped sensilla sensitive to a variety of volatile organic and water-based stimulants. However, it was previously unknown whether individual sensilla were functionally identical or different. The information enhancement hypothesis predicts that all sensilla have similar chemosensitivities such that each is a unit of a parallel processing system. The information segmentation hypothesis states that… 
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