Identified Neurons and Behavior of Arthropods

  • Graham Hoyle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kees Wiersma: An Appreciation

    1. Graham Hoyle
      Pages 1-5
  3. Neural Control of Skeletal Muscle

  4. Roles of Interneurons in Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. James L. Larimer, William H. Gordon
      Pages 243-258
    3. Franklin B. Krasne, Jeffrey J. Wine
      Pages 275-292

About this book


Identified Neurons and Behavior of Arthropods presents for the larger audience the papers delivered at a symposium of the same title. I organized this symposium so that a few of the many who owe him a great scientific debt could honor Professor C. A. G. (Kees) Wiersma upon his attaining the age of 70 and retiring from the California Institute of Technology. Everyone of the participants publicly acknowledged his debt to Kees Wiersma, but in a sense there was no need to do so, because the research reported spoke for itself. Seldom in a rapidly developing branch of modem science has all of the recent progress so clearly stemmed from the pioneering work of a single figure. But in this subject, the role of identified nerve cells in determining behavior, Wiersma stood virtually alone for 30 years. He it was who first showed that indi­ vidual nerve cells are recognizable and functionally important and have "per­ sonalities" of their own.


brain muscle nervous system neurons neurophysiology physiology research science

Editors and affiliations

  • Graham Hoyle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-6969-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-6967-7
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