Mechanosensory activation of a motor circuit by coactivation of two projection neurons.

@article{Beenhakker2004MechanosensoryAO,
  title={Mechanosensory activation of a motor circuit by coactivation of two projection neurons.},
  author={Mark P. Beenhakker and Michael P. Nusbaum},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 30},
  pages={6741-50}
}
Individual neuronal circuits can generate multiple activity patterns because of the influence of different projection neurons. However, in most systems it has been difficult to identify and assess the relative contribution of all upstream neurons responsible for the activation of any single activity pattern by a behaviorally relevant stimulus. To elucidate this issue, we used the stomatogastric nervous system (STNS) of the crab. The STNS includes the gastric mill (chewing) motor circuit in the… CONTINUE READING