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Motion vision originated during the Cambrian explosion more than 500 million years ago, likely triggered by the race for earliest detection between preys and predators. To successfully evade a predator's attack a prey must react quickly and reliably, which imposes a common constrain to the implementation of escape responses among different species. Thus, neural circuits subserving fast escape responses are usually straightforward and contain giant neurons. This review summarizes knowledge about a small group of motion-sensitive giant neurons thought to be central in guiding the escape performance of crabs to visual stimuli. The flexibility of the escape behavior contrasts with the stiffness of the optomotor response, indicating a task-dependent early segregation of visual pathways. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd


Documento: Artículo
Título:Visual motion processing subserving behavior in crabs
Autor:Tomsic, D.
Filiación:Depto Fisiología, Biología Molecular y Celular, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, IFIBYNE-CONICET, Pabellón 2 Ciudad Universitaria (1428), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:animal behavior; avoidance behavior; biotransformation; crab; giant nerve cell; lobula giant nerve cell; locomotion; nerve cell plasticity; nonhuman; phenomenology; priority journal; Review; rigidity; velocity; visual field; visual memory; visual motion processing subserving behavior; visual stimulation; visual system; animal; animal behavior; Brachyura; movement perception; physiology; Animals; Behavior, Animal; Brachyura; Motion Perception; Visual Pathways
Página de inicio:113
Página de fin:121
Título revista:Current Opinion in Neurobiology
Título revista abreviado:Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.


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