Mushroom bodies of the cockroach: their participation in place memory.

  title={Mushroom bodies of the cockroach: their participation in place memory.},
  author={Makoto Mizunami and Josette M Weibrecht and Nicholas James Strausfeld},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  volume={402 4},
Insects and other arthropods use visual landmarks to remember the location of their nest, or its equivalent. However, so far, only olfactory learning and memory have been claimed to be mediated by any particular brain region, notably the mushroom bodies. Here we describe the results of experiments that demonstrate that the mushroom bodies of the cockroach (Periplaneta americana), already shown to be involved in multimodal sensory processing, play a crucial role in place memory. Behavioral tests… CONTINUE READING


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