Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Hardcover | November 1, 1995

EditorN. J. Abbott, R. Williamson, L. Maddock

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Cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish) are among the most intelligent invertebrates, with highly developed nervous systems which provide excellent model systems for investigating basic questions in neuroscience. In 32 chapters, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the functioningof the cephalopod nervous system, from the cellular level to their complex sensory systems, locomotion, learning, and social behaviour.

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Cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish) are among the most intelligent invertebrates, with highly developed nervous systems which provide excellent model systems for investigating basic questions in neuroscience. In 32 chapters, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the functioningof the cephalopod nervous system, from the ce...

N. J. Abbott, Physiology Group, King's College, London. R. Williamson, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth. L. Maddock, Marine Biological Association, Plymouth.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pagesPublished:November 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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List of contributorsPart I: Squid Axon Structure, Biochemistry, and Transport1. The cytoskeleton of the squid giant axon2. The nervous system of Loligo pealei provides multiple models for analysis of organelle motility3. Cyclic nucleotide homeostasis and axonal G proteins in the squid Loligo forbesi4. The detection and properties of electonic Na+K+ transport in the squid axon membranePart II: Squid Axon Ion Channels5. Resting and active K+ channels in the squid axon membrane6. Studies of the kinetics of the ionic and gating currents in the axons of Loligo forbesi as a guide to modelling of the sodium channel7. An improved voltage clamp for gating current recording from the squid giant axon8. Voltage dependence of sodium channel inactivation in the squid giant axon9. Tetrodotoxin affects sodium gating current in squid axon10. Single-channel properties and gating of Na+ and K+ channels in the squid giant axon11. The effects of internal Ca2+ and Mg2+ on ion channels in the squid giant axon12. Anaesthetics, convulsants, and the squid axon membrane13. Control of the spatial distribution of sodium channels in the squid giant axon and its cell bodiesPart III: Axon-Schwann Cell Interaction14. Electrophysiology of squid Schwann cells15. The pharmacology of receptors present on squid giant axon Schwann cell16. Periaxonal ion regulation in the squidPart IV: Squid Giant Synapse17. Synaptic transmission in the squid stellate ganglion18. Multiple calcium signalling pathways in squid giant presynaptic terminals19. Chemical transmission at the squid giant synapsePart V: Neuromuscular Control20. The structure and physiology of cephalopod muscle fibres21. Organization of cephalopod chromatophore systems: a neuromuscular image-generator22. Neurotransmitters of squid chromatophoresPart VI: Central Nervous System23. Diffusion properties of the microenvironment of cephalopod brain24. Cephalopod brains: promising preparations for brain physiology25. Intracellular recordings from the chromatophore lobes of Octopus26. Multiple matrices in the memory system of Octopus27. A novel occluding junction forms the blood-brain barrier in cephalopod molluscsPart VII: Sensory Function29. Squid rhodopsin30. The firefly squid, Watasenia scintillans has three visual pigments31. The statocyst of cephalopods32. Physiology of squid olfaction

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`The first four parts of the book, which concern the structure of the squid axon, ion channels, axon-Schwann cell interaction, and the giant synapse of the squid, present in a clear and concise form practically everything that has been done in the field. The volume as a whole will be veryuseful to newcomers to the neurobiology of cephalopods.'P. Balaban, The Russian Academy of Sciences, TINS, Vol. 19, No. 3, 1996