Habituation and Dishabituation of the GM-Withdrawal Reflex in Aplysia

  title={Habituation and Dishabituation of the GM-Withdrawal Reflex in Aplysia},
  author={H. Pinsker and I. Kupfermann and V. Castellucci and E. Kandel},
  pages={1740 - 1742}
  • H. Pinsker, I. Kupfermann, +1 author E. Kandel
  • Published 1970
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • A behavioral reflex mediated by identified motor neurons in the abdominal ganglion of Aplysia undergoes two simple forms of shortterm modification. When the gill-with-drawal reflex was repeatedly evoked by a tactile stimulus to the siphon or mantle shelf, the amplitude of the response showed marked decrement (habituation). After a period of rest the response showed spontaneous recovery. The amplitude of a habituated response was facilitated by the presentation of a strong tactile stimulus to… CONTINUE READING
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