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Invertebrate Learning and Memory

Series: Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience Volume: 22

By: Randolf Menzel (Editor), Paul R Benjamin (Editor)

588 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Academic Press

Hardback | Jun 2013 | #205512 | ISBN-13: 9780124158238
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Understanding how memories are induced and maintained is one of the major outstanding questions in modern neuroscience. This is difficult to address in the mammalian brain due to its enormous complexity, and invertebrates offer major advantages for learning and memory studies because of their relative simplicity. Many important discoveries made in invertebrates have been found to be generally applicable to higher organisms, and the overarching theme of the proposed will be to integrate information from different levels of neural organization to help generate a complete account of learning and memory.

Edited by two leaders in the field, Invertebrate Learning and Memory will offer a current and comprehensive review, with chapters authored by experts in each topic. Invertebrate Learning and Memory will take a multidisciplinary approach, exploring behavioral, cellular, genetic, molecular, and computational investigations of memory. Coverage will include comparative cognition at the behavioral and mechanistic level, developments in concepts and methodologies that will underlie future advancements, and mechanistic examples from the most important vertebrate systems (nematodes, molluscs, and insects). Neuroscience researchers and graduate students with an interest in the neural control of cognitive behavior will benefit, as will as will those in the field of invertebrate learning.


Section 1: Introduction
- Why Study Invertebrate Learning and Memory?

Section 2: Concepts of Invertebrate Comparative Cognition
- Action Selection - The Brain as a Behavioural Organizer
- Cognitive Components of Insect Behavior
- Comparative Neuroanatomy and Cognition in Invertebrates
- "Decision Making" in Larval Drosophila

Section 3: Developments in Methodology
- Optophysiological Approaches to Learning and Memory in Drosophila melanogaster
- Computational Analyses of Learning Networks
- Issues in Invertebrate Learning Raised by Robot Models

Section 4: Mechanisms from the Most Important Systems
- Mechanosensory Learning and Memory in C. elegans
- Molecular and Cellular Circuits Underlying C. elegans Olfactory Plasticity
- Thermosensory Learning in C. elegans
- Age-Dependent Modulation of Learning and Memory in C. elegans
- Salt Chemotaxis Learning in C. elegans
- A Systems Analysis of Neural Networks Underlying Gastropod Learning and Memory
- Comparison of Operant and Classical Conditioning of Feeding Behavior in Aplysia
- Mechanisms of Short-term and Intermediate-term Memory in Aplysia
- Synaptic Mechanisms of Induction and Maintenance of Long-Term Sensitization Memory in Aplysia
- Roles of PKC and PKM in Aplysia Learning
- Multi-site Cellular and Synaptic Mechanisms in Hermissenda Pavlovian Conditioning
- Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Classical Conditioning in the Feeding System of Lymnaea
- Operant Conditioning of Respiration in Lymnaea: The Environmental Context
- Associative Memory Mechanisms in Terrestrial Slugs and Snails
- Observational and Other Types of Learning in Octopus
- The Neurophysiological Basis of Learning and Memory in Advanced Invertebrates: The Octopus and the Cuttlefish
- Learning, Memory and Brain Plasticity in Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)
- A multidisciplinary approach to learning and memory in the crab Neohelice (Chasmagnathus) granulate
- Drosophila Memory Research Through Four Eras: Genetic, Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, and Systems Neuroscience
- Visual Learning and Decision Making in Drosophila melanogaster
- In Search of the Engram in the Honeybee Brain
- Neural correlates of olfactory learning in the primary olfactory center of the honeybee brain: the antennal lobe
- Memory Phases and Signalling Cascades in Honeybees
- Pheromones Acting as Social Signals Modulate Learning in Honey Bees
- Extinction and Reconsolidation in the Honeybee
- Glutamate neurotransmission and appetitive olfactory conditioning in the honeybee
- Cellular Correlates of Plasticity in Honeybees
- Behavioral and Neural Analyses of Punishment Learning in Honey Bees
- Brain Aging and Performance Plasticity in Honeybees
- Learning and Recognition of Identity in Ants
- Bounded Plasticity in the Desert Ant: Navigational Toolkit
- Learning and Decision Making in a Social Context
- Olfactory and Visual Learning in Cockroaches and Crickets
- Individual Recognition and the Evolution of Learning and Memory in the Polistes Paper Wasps

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