Neuronal control of leech behavior

  title={Neuronal control of leech behavior},
  author={W. Kristan and R. Calabrese and W. O. Friesen},
  journal={Progress in Neurobiology},
  • W. Kristan, R. Calabrese, W. O. Friesen
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Progress in Neurobiology
  • The medicinal leech has served as an important experimental preparation for neuroscience research since the late 19th century. Initial anatomical and developmental studies dating back more than 100 years ago were followed by behavioral and electrophysiological investigations in the first half of the 20th century. More recently, intense studies of the neuronal mechanisms underlying leech movements have resulted in detailed descriptions of six behaviors described in this review; namely, heartbeat… CONTINUE READING
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