How Neurons Generate Behavior in A Hatchling Amphibian Tadpole: An Outline

  title={How Neurons Generate Behavior in A Hatchling Amphibian Tadpole: An Outline},
  author={Alan Roberts and Wen-Chang Li and Steve R. Soffe},
  booktitle={Front. Behav. Neurosci.},
Adult nervous systems are so complex that understanding how they produce behavior remains a real challenge. We chose to study hatchling Xenopus tadpoles where behavior is controlled by a few thousand neurons but there is a very limited number of types of neuron. Young tadpoles can flex, swim away, adjust their trajectory, speed-up and slow-down, stop when they contact support and struggle when grasped. They are sensitive to touch, pressure, noxious stimuli, light intensity and water currents… CONTINUE READING
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