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Learning of leg position by headless insects

Horridge, George Adrian

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REMOVAL of the brain, and even of the whole head, leaves some insects such as cockroaches and locusts still able to walk, or right themselves when turned over. Evidently there is a high degree of local control of the posture and responses of the legs by the corresponding segmental ganglia; therefore not all details of the proprioceptive control of leg position need ascend to the brain. In turn, long-term adaptive changes in leg posture might then necessarily be controlled by the segmental...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorHorridge, George Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-27T03:01:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/165233
dc.description.abstractREMOVAL of the brain, and even of the whole head, leaves some insects such as cockroaches and locusts still able to walk, or right themselves when turned over. Evidently there is a high degree of local control of the posture and responses of the legs by the corresponding segmental ganglia; therefore not all details of the proprioceptive control of leg position need ascend to the brain. In turn, long-term adaptive changes in leg posture might then necessarily be controlled by the segmental ganglia if the detailed information were available only at the segmental level.
dc.format.extent2 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNature Research (part of Springer Nature
dc.rights© 1962 Nature Publishing Group
dc.sourceNature
dc.titleLearning of leg position by headless insects
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesAt the time of publication the author was affiliated with the Gatty Marine Laboratory and Department of Zoology, University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
local.identifier.citationvolume193
dc.date.issued1962-02-17
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.nature.com/
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationHorridge, George Adrian, Division of Biomedical Science and Biochemistry, CoS Research School of Biology, The Australian National University
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.identifier.essn1476-4687
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4816
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage697
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage698
local.identifier.doi10.1038/193697a0
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