The carrot, not the stick: appetitive rather than aversive gustatory stimuli support associative olfactory learning in individually assayed Drosophila larvae

@article{Hendel2004TheCN,
  title={The carrot, not the stick: appetitive rather than aversive gustatory stimuli support associative olfactory learning in individually assayed Drosophila larvae},
  author={Thomas Hendel and Birgit Michels and Kirsa Neuser and Angela Schipanski and Karla R. Kaun and Marla B Sokolowski and Frank Marohn and Ren{\'e} Michel and Martin Heisenberg and Bertram Gerber},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2004},
  volume={191},
  pages={265-279}
}
The ability to learn is universal among animals; we investigate associative learning between odors and “tastants” in larval Drosophila melanogaster. As biologically important gustatory stimuli, like sugars, salts, or bitter substances have many behavioral functions, we investigate not only their reinforcing function, but also their response-modulating and response-releasing function. Concerning the response-releasing function, larvae are attracted by fructose and repelled by sodium chloride and… CONTINUE READING
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