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The structure and physiology of cephalopod muscle fibres

Q. Bone, E. R. Brown, and M. Usher

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0206
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter describes the structure of cephalopod ‘skeletal’ muscle fibers and radial chromatophore fibers. Almost all muscle fibers in cephalopods are quite different in design to those of ... More


Organization of cephalopod chromatophore systems: a neuromuscular image-generator

Andrew Packard

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0226
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Chromatophores are pigmented brightness contrast elements that generate visual information by differential expansion against a pale background. This chapter illustrates the special contribution that ... More


Diffusion properties of the microenvironment of cephalopod brain

Charles Nicholson, Jaleel A. Miyan, Katherine T. Potter, Roddy Williamson, and N. Joan Abbott

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0269
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

The diffusion characteristics of brain extracellular space can be summarized by two parameters, the tortuosity (λ) and the volume fraction (α). Volume fraction is a measure of the volume of ... More


Cephalopod brains: promising preparations for brain physiology

Bernd U. Budelmann, Theodore H. Bullock, and Roddy Williamson

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0278
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

The brains of cephalopods are the most sophisticated brains of all invertebrates, and their gross anatomy and neuronal pathways are well known. Much is also known in cephalopods about learning and ... More


A novel occluding junction forms the blood–brain barrier in cephalopod molluscs

Magnus Bundgaard, N. Joan Abbott, and Nancy J. Lane

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0308
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Cephalopod molluscs such as octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are among the most advanced invertebrates known, with large brains and highly developed sensory and motor capabilities. This chapter reviews ... More


Squid rhodopsin

H. R. Saibil, K. A. Langmack, C. Venien-Bryan, and J. R. Wilkinson

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0328
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

In this chapter, molecular aspects of squid rhodopsin structure and function are reviewed, and some new results on its purification and reconstitution into phospholipid membranes are presented. The ... More


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