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ERIC Number: EJ1035711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 5
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ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Connecting Model Species to Nature: Predator-Induced Long-Term Sensitization in "Aplysia Californica"
Mason, Maria J.; Watkins, Amanda J.; Wakabayashi, Jordann; Buechler, Jennifer; Pepino, Christine; Brown, Michelle; Wright, William G.
Learning & Memory, v21 n8 p363-367 Aug 2014
Previous research on sensitization in "Aplysia" was based entirely on unnatural noxious stimuli, usually electric shock, until our laboratory found that a natural noxious stimulus, a single sublethal lobster attack, causes short-term sensitization. We here extend that finding by demonstrating that multiple lobster attacks induce long-term sensitization (=24 h) as well as similar, although not identical, neuronal correlates as observed after electric shock. Together these findings establish long- and short-term sensitization caused by sublethal predator attack as a natural equivalent to sensitization caused by artificial stimuli.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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