Neuronal organization of a fast-mediating cephalothoracic pathway for antennal-tactile information in the cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus DeGeer).

@article{Schneich2011NeuronalOO,
  title={Neuronal organization of a fast-mediating cephalothoracic pathway for antennal-tactile information in the cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus DeGeer).},
  author={Stefan Sch{\"o}neich and Klaus Schildberger and Paul A Stevenson},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={519 9},
  pages={1677-90}
}
Crickets use their long antennae as tactile sensors. Confronted with obstacles, conspecifics, or predators, antennal contacts trigger short-latency motor responses. To reveal the neuronal pathway underlying these antennal-guided locomotory reactions we identified descending interneurons that rapidly transmit antennal-tactile information from the head to the thorax in the cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Antennae were stimulated with forces approximating those of naturally occurring antennal… CONTINUE READING
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