A network for swimming: A map of a neuronal circuit in a marine worm reveals how simple networks of neurons can control behavior.

Yee Lian Chew, William R. Schafer

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Abstract

One of the fundamental aims of neuroscience is to understand how circuits of neurons interact to generate complex behavior. Toward that end, efforts are underway to generate complete maps of how all the neurons in a nervous system connect to each other. A complete human ’connectome’ is many years away. Therefore, networks of neurons in simpler nervous systems, such as those from fruit flies and nematodes, are being mapped and analyzed as prototypes for understanding the network structure and circuit principles that may underlie bigger brains.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere28780
Number of pages3
JournaleLife
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Neuronal Circuit
  • Marine Worm
  • Behaviour

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