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ERIC Number: EJ886313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1043-4046
A Housefly Sensory-Motor Integration Laboratory
Griff, Edwin R; Kane, Thomas C.
Advances in Physiology Education, v34 n2 p106-110 Jun 2010
Insects have many interesting behaviors that can be observed in an introductory biology laboratory setting. In the present article, we describe several reflexes using the housefly "Musca domestica" that can be used to introduce students to sensory and motor responses and encourage them to think about the underlying neural circuits and integration of sensory information that mediate the behaviors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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