Invertebrate Learning and Memory, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012398260X
  • ISBN-13: 9780123982605
  • DDC: 592.1514
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Understanding how memories are induced and maintained is a major question in neuroscience. This is difficult to address in the mammalian brain due to its enormous complexity. Invertebrates offer major advantages for learning and memory studies because of their relative simplicity. Many important discoveries made in invertebrates are generally applicable to higher organisms. Edited by two leaders in the field, Invertebrate Learning and Memory offers a current and comprehensive review, with chapters authored by experts in each topic. The volume takes a multidisciplinary approach, exploring behavioral, cellular, genetic, molecular, and computational investigations of memory. Coverage includes comparative cognition at the behavioral and mechanistic level, developments in concepts and methodologies that will underlie future advancements, and mechanistic examples from the most important vertebrate systems (nematodes, mollusks, and insects). Neuroscience researchers and graduate students with an interest in the neural control of cognitive behavior will benefit, as will those in the field of invertebrate learning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: Beyond the Cellular Alphabet of Learning and Memory in Invertebrates.
3: Concepts of Invertebrate Comparative Cognition.
4: Action Selection: The Brain as a Behavioral Organizer.
5: Cognitive Components of Insect Behavior.
6: Exploring Brain Connectivity in Insect Model Systems of Learning and Memory: Neuroanatomy Revisited.
7: ‘Decision Making’ in Larval Drosophila.
8: Developments in Methodology.
9: Optophysiological Approaches to Learning and Memory in Drosophila Melanogaster.
10: Computational Analyses of Learning Networks.
11: Issues in Invertebrate Learning Raised by Robot Models.
12: Mechanisms from the Most Important Systems.
13: Nematodes/Caenorhabditis elegans.
14: Mechanosensory Learning and Memory in Caenorhabditis Elegans.
15: Molecular and Cellular Circuits Underlying Caenorhabditis Elegans Olfactory Plasticity.
16: Thermosensory Learning in Caenorhabditis elegans.
17: Age-Dependent Modulation of Learning and Memory in Caenorhabditis Elegans.
18: Salt Chemotaxis Learning in Caenorhabditis Elegans.
19: Mollusks.
20: Gastropods.
21: A Systems Analysis of Neural Networks Underlying Gastropod Learning and Memory.
22: Comparison of Operant and Classical Conditioning of Feeding Behavior in Aplysia.
23: Mechanisms of Short-Term and Intermediate-Term Memory in Aplysia.
24: Synaptic Mechanisms of Induction and Maintenance of Long-Term Sensitization Memory in Aplysia.
25: Roles of Protein Kinase C and Protein Kinase M in Aplysia Learning.
26: Multisite Cellular and Synaptic Mechanisms in Hermissenda Pavlovian Conditioning.
27: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Classical Conditioning in the Feeding System of Lymnaea.
28: Operant Conditioning of Respiration in Lymnaea: The Environmental Context.
29: Associative Memory Mechanisms in Terrestrial Slugs and Snails.
30: Cephalopods.
31: Observational and Other Types of Learning in Octopus.
32: The Neurophysiological Basis of Learning and Memory in Advanced Invertebrates: The Octopus and the Cuttlefish.
33: Learning, Memory, and Brain Plasticity in Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis).
34: Crustacea.
35: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Learning and Memory in the Crab Neohelice (Chasmagnathus) Granulata.
36: Insects.
37: Insects.
38: Drosophila Memory Research through Four Eras: Genetic, Molecular Biology, Neuroanatomy, and Systems Neuroscience.
39: Visual Learning and Decision Making in Drosophila Melanogaster.
40: Honeybees.
41: In Search of the Engram in the Honeybee Brain.
42: Neural Correlates of Olfactory Learning in the Primary Olfactory Center of the Honeybee Brain: The Antennal Lobe.
43: Memory Phases and Signaling Cascades in Honeybees.
44: Pheromones Acting as Social Signals Modulate Learning in Honeybees.
45: Extinction Learning and Memory Formation in the Honeybee.
46: Glutamate Neurotransmission and Appetitive Olfactory Conditioning in the Honeybee.
47: Cellular Mechanisms of Neuronal Plasticity in the Honeybee Brain.
48: Behavioral and Neural Analyses of Punishment Learning in Honeybees.
49: Brain Aging and Performance Plasticity in Honeybees.
50: Ants.
51: Learning and Recognition of Identity in Ants.
52: Bounded Plasticity in the Desert Ant’s Navigational Tool Kit.
53: Learning and Decision Making in a Social Context.
54: Other Insect Species.
55: Olfactory and Visual Learning in Cockroaches and Crickets.
56: Individual Recognition and the Evolution of Learning and Memory in Polistes Paper Wasps.