Parallel Processing and Learning: Variability and Chaos in Self-Organization of Activity in Groups of Neurons
Annual rept. 14 Jan 1990-13 Jan 1991
OREGON STATE UNIV NEWPORT HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
Pagination or Media Count:
We have examined the immunohistochemical localization of over 12 different neurotransmitters in all of the nervous system components of two different marine molluscs, Aplysia and Pleurobranchaea. To do this for each neurotransmitter, we made complete serial histological sections of all major ganglia in each nervous system. Localizations were performed using immunohistochemistry and fluorescence microscopy. Since many of the commercially available antisera proved to be nonspecific, we generated 11 antisera in our laboratory. One of the major achievements occurred in our work on acetylcholine, which our previous AFOSR-funded work implicated as having an important role in associative learning in Pleurobranchaea through muscarinic receptors.
- Medicine and Medical Research