Habituation and dishabituation of the gill-withdrawal reflex in Aplysia.

@article{Pinsker1970HabituationAD,
  title={Habituation and dishabituation of the gill-withdrawal reflex in Aplysia.},
  author={Harold M. Pinsker and Irving Kupfermann and Vincent F. Castellucci and Eric R Kandel},
  journal={Science},
  year={1970},
  volume={167 3926},
  pages={1740-2}
}
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