Modification of the motor reflex responses due to repetition of the peripheral stimulus in the cockroach. II. Conditions of activation of the motoneurones.

@article{ZilberGachelin1973ModificationOT,
  title={Modification of the motor reflex responses due to repetition of the peripheral stimulus in the cockroach. II. Conditions of activation of the motoneurones.},
  author={N. F. Zilber-Gachelin and M P Chartier},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1973},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={383-403}
}
The cockroach reacts to an air puff applied to its cerci by a forward escape reflex which decreases or even disappears after a few successive stimuli have been applied (Roeder, 1948). In the preceding paper (Zilber-Gachelin & Chartier, 1973) we have shown that the response is already modified by habituating effects at the first synaptic relay, in the 6th abdominal ganglion (A.G.). The present paper extends this work and studies the effect of the second synaptic relay, the 3rd thoracic ganglion… CONTINUE READING