Experientia

, Volume 31, Issue 8, pp 901–902

A possible age-related decrement in the conduction velocity ofAplysia neuron R2

Authors

  • P. R. Harley
    • Department of Psychology and Marine Sciences LaboratoryMemorial University of Newfoundland
Specialia Biologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF02358840

Cite this article as:
Harley, P.R. Experientia (1975) 31: 901. doi:10.1007/BF02358840

Summary

In late winter and in spring, the conduction velocity of the R2 axon ofAplysia californica is 0.48 m/sec or more in all specimens. However, in the summer, fall and early winter, some sexually mature animals exhibit markedly diminished R2 conduction rates (as low as 0.24 m/sec). It is possible that this reduced velocity is a reflection of the age of the specimen from which the axon is taken.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1975