Learning and memory in invertebrates: Limax

A. Gelperin

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The dissection of the molecular mechanisms of associative learning in Limax, particularly higher-order conditioning, promises to shed light on the network and cellular properties of learning and memory storage in both mammals and mollusks. This has already started with the identification of two gene products involved in Limax learning that have homology to molecular elements of mammalian neural pathways. Computational analysis of neuronal dynamics during learning and search for the cellular substrates of synaptic interactions suggested by dynamical models are strategies equally applicable to molluskan and mammalian networks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


  • Arousal
  • Aversive conditioning
  • Cognition
  • Compound conditioning
  • Conditioning
  • Gastropod
  • Kamin blocking
  • Learning
  • Mollusk
  • Neural computation
  • Neural dynamics
  • Nitric oxide
  • Odor memory
  • Olfaction
  • Oscillations
  • Reward learning
  • Serotonin


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