Release of Coordinated Behavior in Crayfish by Single Central Neurons

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Science  18 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3751, pp. 917-919
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3751.917


By stimulating and recording from the same interneuron at two separate points, we have shown that coordinated output to the postural abdominal muscles of crayfish can be produced by electrical stimulation of a single cell. Several central neurons can individually initiate one type of movement(for example, flexion),each producing a unique abdominal geometry.