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Aneural Organisms in Neurobiology

  • Edward M. Eisenstein

Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Thomas C. Hamilton
    Pages 111-130
  3. Philip B. Applewhite
    Pages 131-139
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 141-145

About this book

Introduction

This volume had its inception at a symposium entitled Aneura1 Organisms: Their Significance for Neurobiology held at the Winter Conference on Brain Research in Vail, Colorado, in January, 1972. The original participants were Drs. Epstein, Hamilton, Kung, Wood and myself. However, since that time several other authors (Drs. Applewhite, Chen, Diehn and Ettienne) were asked to contri­ bute papers and all were asked to update their presentations so as to present a broad perspective as to the role and significance of aneura1 systems for investigating neurobiological problems. This volume is the result of that effort. I wish to thank Dr. Claude F. Baxter, the program chairman of the Winter Conference, and his staff for their help, as well as the contributors for their efforts. Great appreciation is due Mrs. Sharon Loomis for her excellent work in preparing the manuscript for publication. It is our hope that this volume will demonstrate the usefulness and advantages in exploiting aneura1 systems for the insights they may yield in answering some of the fundamental neurobiological questions facing us. E.M. Eisenstein v Contents Aneural Systems and Neurobiology: A Point of View . • . 1 E.M. Eisenstein (Introduction) Protozoa as Models of Stimulus Transduction 5 David C. Wood Genetic Dissection - An Approach to Neurobiology 25 Ching Kung Cybernetics and the Behavior of Microorganisms 41 Bodo Diehn Control of Ciliary Activity in Aneural Organisms 59 Miles Epstein Membrane Potential and Behavior: Proposal of a Model System • . . . . . . . .

Keywords

biology brain neurobiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward M. Eisenstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-4473-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4475-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-4473-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0099-6246
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