Learning in the Polychaete Nereis

Abstract

THE rapid withdrawal reflex of the polychaetes Nereis diversicolor, N. pelagica and Platynereis dumerilii habituates rapidly to sudden stimuli, such as changes in illumination or mechanical stimuli, but if a foreign stimulus is interpolated in a series of stimulus presentations it is usually followed by greater reactivity to the original stimulus. Responses… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/2071420a0

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