I'd welcome a bionet.neuroscience.invertebrate as I have interests in snails and insects
"Carmen N. Nichols" <sarnicol at reading.ac.uk> wrote:
>>>> 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