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ERIC Number: EJ896770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0022-5002
The Dynamics of Successive Induction in Larval Zebrafish
Staddon, J. E. R.; MacPhail, R. C.; Padilla, S.
Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, v94 n2 p261-266 Sep 2010
Charles Sherrington identified the properties of the synapse by purely behavioral means--the study of reflexes--more than 100 years ago. They were subsequently confirmed neurophysiologically. Studying reflex interaction, he also showed that activating one reflex often facilitates another, antagonistic one: "successive induction," which has since been demonstrated in a wide range of species, from aphids to grasshoppers to dogs and humans. We show a particularly orderly example in zebrafish ("Danio rerio") larvae; the behavior (locomotion) of larvae is low in dark and intermediate in light, but low in light and substantially higher in dark when dark followed light. A quantitative model of a simple dynamic process is described that readily captures the behavior pattern and the effects of a number of manipulations of lighting conditions. (Contains 7 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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