During the past quarter century, there has been a tremendous expansion in our knowledge about gastropods, their behavior and their neurobiology. We can understand a great deal about mammaliam nervous systems by studying the relatively larger and simpler structure of the gastropod nervous system. Behavior and its Neural Control in Gastropod Molluscs first reviews the broader aspects of molluscan biology and draws attention to the special features of thegastropod nervous system. The book then examines different types of behavior, reviewing progress in understanding the mechanisms of neural control, and emphasizing cases in which control can be attributed to identified neurons and indentified neural circuits.
Preface ; 1. The Gastropods ; 2. The Central Nervous System ; 3. Sensory Systems ; 4. Muscles and the Peripheral Nervous System ; 5. Regulation of the Internal Environment ; 6. Locomotion ; 7. Feeding ; 8. Reproduction ; 9. Defense ; 10. The Temporal Organization of Behavior ; Bibliography