Behavior and its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs

Hardcover | July 15, 2002

byRonald Chase

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During the past quarter century, there has been a tremendous expansion in our knowledge about gastropods, their behavior and their neurobiology. We can understand a great deal about mammalian nervous systems by studying the relatively larger and simpler structure of the gastropod nervoussystem. Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs first reviews the broader aspects of molluscan biology and draws attention to the special features of the gastropod nervous system. The book then examines different types of behavior, reviewing progress in understanding the mechanisms ofneural control, and emphasizing cases in which control can be attributed to identified neurons and identified neural circuits.

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During the past quarter century, there has been a tremendous expansion in our knowledge about gastropods, their behavior and their neurobiology. We can understand a great deal about mammalian nervous systems by studying the relatively larger and simpler structure of the gastropod nervoussystem. Behavior and Its Neural Control in Gastro...

Ronald Chase is at McGill University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 0.98 inPublished:July 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195113144

ISBN - 13:9780195113143

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The Gastropods2. The Central Nervous System3. Sensory Systems4. Muscles and the Peripheral Nervous System5. Regulation of the Internal Environment6. Locomotion7. Feeding8. Reproduction9. Defense10. The Temporal Organization of BehaviorReferencesTaxonomic IndexNeuron IndexSubject Index

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"[T]he book is ... a readable and useful introduction for the novice and contains much that was new and intriguing to one that has been trying to keep up with this literature for many years. ... It will be an important resource for model system neurobiologists for a long time to come and willalso be valuable to those malacologists who would like an easy overview of [how] the gastropod model systems work."--The Veliger