Neurobiology of Arachnids

Neurobiology of Arachnids

by F.G. Barth (Editor)

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985)

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ISBN-13: 9783642703508
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

A The Central Nervous System: Structure and Development.- I Patterns of Arrangement and Connectivity in the Central Nervous System of Arachnids.- II Ontogeny of the Arachnid Central Nervous System.- III The Stomatogastric Nervous System and Neurosecretion.- B Structure and Function of Sensory Systems.- Vision.- IV The Morphology and Optics of Spider Eyes.- V The Fine Structure of Spider Photoreceptors in Relation to Function.- VI Photoreceptor Cells in the Spider Eye: Spectral Sensitivity and Efferent Control.- Mechano- and Chemoreception.- VII Mechano- and Chemoreceptive Sensilla.- VIII Trichobothria.- IX Slit Sensilla and the Measurement of Cuticular Strains.- Sensory Nerves and Peripheral Synapses.- X Sensory Nerves and Peripheral Synapses.- C Senses and Behavior.- XI Neuroethology of the Spider Vibration Sense.- XII Spider Proprioception: Receptors, Reflexes, and Control of Locomotion.- XIII Target Discrimination in Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae).- XIV Homing Behavior and Orientation in the Funnel-Web Spider, Agelena labyrinthica Clerck.- XV Analytical Cybernetics of Spider Navigation.- D The Motor System.- XVI Neural Control of the Heartbeat and Skeletal Muscle in Spiders and Scorpions.- XVII Central and Peripheral Organization of Scorpion Locomotion.- E Neurobiology of a Biological Clock.- XVIII Neurobiology of a Circadian Clock in the Visual System of Scorpions.

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