Temporal discharge patterns of tectal and medullary neurons chronically recorded during snapping toward prey in toads Bufo bufo spinosus

@article{SchrgPfeiffer2004TemporalDP,
  title={Temporal discharge patterns of tectal and medullary neurons chronically recorded during snapping toward prey in toads Bufo bufo spinosus},
  author={Evelyn Sch{\"u}rg-Pfeiffer and Christian von Spreckelsen and J. -P. Ewert},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={173},
  pages={363-376}
}
In freely moving toads, the temporal discharge patterns of tectal and medullary neurons were observed during prey-catching. 1. Tectal T5.2 and T8.1 neurons displayed a premotor warming up firing that in the former was addressed specifically to prey orienting or snapping and in the latter generally to almost any kind of body movement. 2. The temporal discharge patterns of T5.2 neurons during snapping were different from those during orienting toward prey. Snapping started in the peak phase of… CONTINUE READING

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