Presynaptic facilitation as a mechanism for behavioral sensitization in Aplysia.

@article{Castellucci1976PresynapticFA,
  title={Presynaptic facilitation as a mechanism for behavioral sensitization in Aplysia.},
  author={Vincent F. Castellucci and Eric R Kandel},
  journal={Science},
  year={1976},
  volume={194 4270},
  pages={1176-8}
}
Sensitization is an elementary form of nonassociative learning, related to behavioral arousal, in which a strong stimulus facilitates a reflex response. Studies of the neural circuit of the gill-withdrawal reflex in the isolated abdominal ganglion on Aplysia indicate that short-term sensitization is due to presynaptic facilitation. The facilitation results… CONTINUE READING