Membrane Potential and Behavior Proposal of a Model System

  • Victor Kai-Hwa Chen
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 13)


Behavior has become one of the major interests of biology today. As it relates to the mechanisms of the human brain, behavior has been considered the ultimate challenge of man’s intellect. The search for the mechanisms of behavior has in the past been focused on the vertebrate nervous system. As the result of the degree of understanding that has been achieved through the study of invertebrate organisms, there is a renewed interest in simple nervous systems as the starting point of such a search. We are truly still at the beginning. We have not achieved an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of behavior for any animal.


Food Selection Cytoplasmic Streaming Ciliated Protozoan Membrane Potential Change Free Swimming 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Kai-Hwa Chen
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  1. 1.Department of BiophysicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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