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interest for invertebrate neurosci newsgroup?

Carmen N. Nichols sarnicol at reading.ac.uk
Mon Jun 19 05:54:49 EST 1995

On 18 Jun 1995, ott wrote:
> Or what about bionet.neuroscience.insect, so that all those working
> with flies and moths and... will join us, too.
> Or maybe bionet.neuroscience.invertebrate? Probably even better!! 

Personally, I think its a great idea.  I would vote for 
bionet.neuroscience.invertebrate because its important to include stuff 
such as Drosophila, Aplysia, C. elegans, and I suppose cockroaches if you 
want.  What people fail to realise in their failure to understand the 
deepest mysteries of the brain is how much we can learn from 
invertebrates in the realms of learning (Drosophila genetics acts as an 
excellent paradigm for mammalian mechanisms), neural development 
(C.elegans and Drosophila again), and plasticity (Aplysia).  Personally I 
don't know what cockroaches, crickets, and woodlice are useful for but it 
would be nice to find out.

A good idea, but would there be sufficient interested people as it is 
extremely specialised?  If you get enough votes though count me in.

Martin Cann
sarnicol at reading.ac.uk

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