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Learning of leg position by the ventral nerve cord in headless insects

Horridge, George Adrian


When a suspended headless large insect (cockroach or locust) is arranged so that the leg receives a regularly repeated electric shock for all the time that the foot falls below a particular position, there is a progressive change in the animal’s behaviour over a period of about half an hour. The animal at first receives many shocks but progressively raises its leg for longer and longer intervals, with the result that fewer shocks are received. A second animal is arranged in series with the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1962-12-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.1962.0061


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