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With an emphasis on evolutionary aspects of neurobiology in model and non-model invertebrates, this forward-looking volume includes chapters on eye evolution, higher cognitive functions in insects, circadian rhythms and sleep, behavioral genetics, visual ecology, acoustic communication, and the evolution of excitability. Its coverage includes emerging techniques that allow the manipulation of activity in specified neurons and the investigation of behavior. Each chapter incorporates the key findings on the subject, but also identifies and examines the important questions that are still outstanding.
This volume, which commences and concludes with a comparison of vertebrate and invertebrate nervous systems, will not only inspire graduate students and post-docs, but also provide an entry into this exciting and productive field for established investigators.
Preface (G. North and R. Greenspan) 1. Invertebrate Versus Vertebrate Nervous Systems (E. Marder) EMERGING TECHNIQUES 2. Molecular Genetic Manipulation of Neuronal Activity (T. Holmes); 3. Electrophysiological Recording and Optical Imaging of Complex Brain Functions in Insects (R. Menzel); 4. Probing Visuo-motor Behavior in Insects (R. Strauss); 5. Invertebrate Genomes and Neurobiology (L. Keller and G. Robinson) SENSORY SYSTEMS 6. Olfactory/gustatory Processing (L. Vosshall); 7. Eye Evolution: Structure and Early Processing (D.-E. Nilsson); 8. Optic Flow Processing in the Cockpit of the Fly (A. Borst and J. Haag); 9. Visual Adaptations (E. Warrant); 10. Auditory Systems (D. Robert); 11. Mechanosensory Systems (M. Nusbaum and D. Blitz) MOTOR SYSTEMS 12. Insect Flight (M. Frye); 13. Walking (R. Rizmann and A. Buesches); 14. Central Pattern Generators (P. Katz) LEARNING AND MEMORY 15. Higher Cognitive Functions in Non-genetic Insects (M. Giurfa); 16. Genetic Systems (J. Dubnau and C. Rankin); 17. Synaptic Mechanisms and Physiology of Learning (D. Glanzman) BEHAVIOR AND NEUROETHOLOGY MODELS 18. Going Wild: Towards an Ecology of Visual Information Processing (J. Zeil, N. Boeddeker, J.M. Hemmi, and W. Sturzl); 19. Sexual Behavior (J-F. Ferveur); 20. Simple Foraging (Flies and Worms) (M. Sokolowski and M. de Bono); 21. Complex Foraging and Navigation (Bees and Ants) (T. Collett); 22. Circadian Rhythms and Sleep (A. Sehgal); 23. Acoustic Communication (R. Hoy); 24. Decision-making in Invertebrate Nervous Systems (B. Kristan and R. Gillette); 25. Neuroendocrinology of Eclosion (J. Ewer) EVOLUTION 26. Evolution of Excitability in Lower Metazoans (G. Mackie and R. Meech); 27. Evolution of Behavioral Genes (B. Kyriacou) EPILOGUE 28. The Troubled Relationship Between Invertebrates and Vertebrates (R. Greenspan) Appendix Index