Operant conditioning in invertebrates

  title={Operant conditioning in invertebrates},
  author={B. Brembs},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  • B. Brembs
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Neurobiology
  • Learning to anticipate future events on the basis of past experience with the consequences of one's own behavior (operant conditioning) is a simple form of learning that humans share with most other animals, including invertebrates. Three model organisms have recently made significant contributions towards a mechanistic model of operant conditioning, because of their special technical advantages. Research using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster implicated the ignorant gene in operant… CONTINUE READING
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