[Neuroscience] Re: What role do chemicals play in motivation?

Steve Wolstenholme via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by steve from tropheus.demon.co.uk)
Sun Feb 11 09:27:14 EST 2007


On 11 Feb 2007 04:09:18 -0800, "chadmaester"
<chad.d.johnson from gmail.com> wrote:

>What I am hoping to do is make a basic computer model of Aplysia
>sensitization/desensitization. I was wondering what the slug's
>motivation is for pulling away as it does when touched. Would it be a
>matter of self-preservation?
>

My very limited experience with sea slugs was watching them in a big
salt water aquarium about 40 years ago. I think they "learned" the
background turbulence. They pulled away from any change in the water
movement as caused by a passing fish or me squirting the filter
output. I never tried a direct touch - slugs were too expensive in
those days.

>Where might I look to understand the 'in-between'? Any book/course
>suggestions?

I don't know but Google produces a few hundred thousand hits. There
must be something useful in that.

Steve

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