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Observation on the Myo-Neural Physiology of the Polyclad, Planocera Gilchristi

@article{Gruber1962ObservationOT,
  title={Observation on the Myo-Neural Physiology of the Polyclad, Planocera Gilchristi},
  author={Sheila A. Gruber and D. W. Ewer},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Biology},
  year={1962},
  volume={39},
  pages={459-478}
}
1. The behaviour of decerebrate specimens of Planocera gilchristi is compared with that of normal individuals in respect of locomotion, righting reactions, responses to mechanical stimulation, feeding and oviposition. It is found that the brain acts as a centre for co-ordination of locomotor activity but many other activities such as swallowing and egg laying can occur in the absence of the brain. 2. The responses to electrical stimulation of the longitudinal muscles of decerebrate individuals… 

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