Journal of comparative physiology

, Volume 129, Issue 3, pp 217–221 | Cite as

Leg resistance reaction as an output and an input

Reactions of the spiny lobster,palinurus vulgaris, to substrate tilt VI
  • Douglas M. Neil
  • Hermann Schöne
  • Felicita Scapini
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Summary

  1. 1.

    Substrate tilting consistently elicits both an eyestalk response and a resistance reaction by the legs in the spiny lobsterPalinurus vulgaris.

     
  2. 2.

    These two responses differ from each other in terms of their phaso-tonic form, frequency response and strength of bilateral linkage.

     
  3. 3.

    Changing the relationship between imposed leg movement and the force of leg resistance demonstrates that force changes alone lead to eyestalk movements. However this eyestalk response is greatly enhanced when leg displacement also takes place.

     
  4. 4.

    It appears that the detection of substrate orientation has a multisensory basis distributed between different leg proprioceptors.

     

Keywords

Frequency Response Substrate Orientation Force Change Resistance Reaction Substrate Tilting 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas M. Neil
    • 1
  • Hermann Schöne
    • 1
  • Felicita Scapini
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für VerhaltensphysiologieSeewiesenGermany

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