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The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain

Malcolm Burrows


Studies of insect nervous systems have made an immense contribution to our understanding of how a brain works and the way that the connections between constituent neurons are formed during development. This book brings these together. By concentrating largely on one insect, the locust, it unravels the mechanisms by which a brain integrates the vast array of sensory information to generate appropriate movements and behaviour. The book first describes the basic structure of an insect brain and how this complex structure is formed during embryonic development. The cellular properties of the diffe ... More

Keywords: insect nervous systems, neurons, locust, insect brain, sensory information, behaviour, embryonic development, cellular properties, neurosecretions, integrative processing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198523444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Malcolm Burrows, author
Cambridge University