A descending contralateral directionally selective movement detector in the praying mantis Tenodera aridifolia.

Yoshifumi Yamawaki, Yoshihiro Toh

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Extracellular recordings were made from a directionally selective neuron in the ventral nerve cord of mantises. The neuron's preferred direction of motion was forward and upward over the compound eye contralateral to its axon at the cervical connective. The neuron was sensitive to wide-field motion stimuli, resistant to habituation, and showed transient excitation in response to light ON and OFF stimuli. Its responses to drifting gratings depended on the temporal frequency and contrast of the stimulus. These results suggest that the neuron receives input from correlation-type motion detectors.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)1131-1139
ページ数9
ジャーナルJournal of comparative physiology. A, Neuroethology, sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology
195
12
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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