Jiri Barton replied to Hannah Dvorak-Carbone:
> > Even the lowly nematode, C. elegans, has something like 300 neurons.
302, I think, in wild type animals.
> If you don't mind answering my next question; what can C. elegans do
> with regard to intelligence? Are those 300 neurons just enough for a
> random movement, or can the organism do something more, such as simple
C. elegans can learn and remember quite well, thank you. I'd recommend
finding a few papers by Cathy Rankin, who's research is all about learning and
memory in this nematode. She mainly looks habituation and dishabituation of a
tap withdrawal reflex.
Dept. Biology, McGill University