Associative memory mechanisms in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis

Spencer, Gaynor E, Rothwell, Cailin M and Benjamin, Paul R (2017) Associative memory mechanisms in the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. In: Salleuddin, Saber and Mukai, Spencer (eds.) Physiology of molluscs: a collection of selected reviews. Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, pp. 1-42. ISBN 9781771885737

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Lymnaea is an attractive model system for physiologists interested in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of associative learning and memory. Operant conditioning has been investigated in the respiratory system and classical conditioning in the feeding system. Many of the components of the neural networks that generate the respiratory and feeding behaviors have been identified, and it is possible to record the electrical activity of these neurons both during and after conditioning. In this chapter, we highlight the advances made in understanding the network and cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the two types of associative conditioning.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Learning and Memory, mollusc, Lymnaea
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Neuroscience
Depositing User: Paul Benjamin
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2017 11:02
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 11:02

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