Wiersma, C. A. G. and Fiore, L. (1971) Factors Regulating the Discharge Frequency in Optomotor Fibres Of Carcinus Maenas. Journal of Experimental Biology, 54 (2). pp. 497-505. ISSN 0022-0949 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120814-133126198
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The influence of the excited state of the animal on various motor neurone discharges and accompanying muscle action potentials was studied in the eyestalk of the crab, Carcinus maenas. In most cases large increases in firing frequency could be obtained during such states. An exception is the tonic eye-withdrawal system in which an inhibitory effect is caused. A pronounced difference in habituation to constant stimuli between spring and summer was found for the position fibres; in spring it was slow and in summer much quicker.
|Additional Information:||© 1971 The Company of Biologists. Received 5 October 1970. The authors are greatly obliged to Professor Dr M. W. van Hof and his staff for their hospitability and help with these experiments. Financial support was received from the Medical Faculty in Rotterdam, NSF grant GB 6931X to the senior author and by the general funds of the home Institutions.|
|Official Citation:||C. A. G. WIERSMA and L. FIORE Factors Regulating the Discharge Frequency in Optomotor Fibres Of Carcinus Maenas J Exp Biol 1971 54:497-505.|
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