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Locomotor activity in Drosophila , as in other organisms, is an important trait since it is at the basis of almost all behaviours. Indeed, the locomotor centre is implicated in all complex behaviours consisting of a change in the position of the animal with respect to its environment. Despite its...
Arousal can be described as an endogenously generated or exogenously induced change in behavioral responsiveness. Changes in levels of arousal, such as occur during sleep or attention, most likely accomplish adaptive functions common to most animals. Recent evidence demonstrating changing arousal...
Drosophila melanogaster has a long and distinguished history as a model organism in studies of sex-specific behaviour. Courtship is relevant to a wide variety of areas of biological research, from investigations into the evolution of sex-specific behaviours, to studies of the molecular mechanisms...
The associative learning abilities of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster , have been demonstrated in both classical and operant conditioning paradigms. Efforts to identify the neural pathways and cellular mechanisms of learning have focused largely on olfactory classical conditioning. Results...