Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 108, Issue 1, pp 67–73 | Cite as

Integration between statocyst sensory neurons and oculomotor neurons in the crabScylla serrata

IV. Integration phase lags and conjugate eye movements
  • G. E. Silvey
  • D. C. Sandeman
Article

Summary

  1. 1.

    Sinusoidal irrigation of the crab statocyst canals while recording intracellularly from the eye motoneurons shows that there is little or no phase lag introduced into the system at the sensory to motoneuron junction.

     
  2. 2.

    Simultaneous intracellular recording from ipsilateral and contralateral pairs of motoneurons does not reveal common presynaptic interneurons to explain conjugate eye movements.

     
  3. 3.

    It is proposed that the monosynaptic pathway from the statocyst to the motoneuron is paralleled by a more complex interneuronal pathway and that a similar basic circuit could underlie the operation of other behaviour patterns such as walking, flying and swimming.

     

Keywords

Sensory Neuron Behaviour Pattern Intracellular Recording Basic Circuit Contralateral Pair 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. E. Silvey
    • 1
  • D. C. Sandeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology, Research School of Biological SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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