Olfactory jump reflex habituation in Drosophila and effects of classical conditioning mutations

Asztalos, Z., Arora, N., Tully, T. (January 2007) Olfactory jump reflex habituation in Drosophila and effects of classical conditioning mutations. J Neurogenet, 21 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0167-7063 (Print)

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17464794
DOI: 10.1080/01677060701247508


Habituation is a nonassociative learning mechanism, in which an initial response toward repeated stimuli gradually wanes. This is amongst the simplest and most widespread forms of behavioral plasticity. So far, neither the underlying molecular mechanisms nor the precise neural networks of habituation are well understood. We have developed a novel paradigm to quantify habituation of the olfactory jump reflex in Drosophila. We present data demonstrating several behavioral properties of this phenomenon, generally observed in other species. We also show that the dunce and rutabaga memory mutants behave abnormally in this assay, suggesting that this assay might be used in behavioral screens for new mutants with defects in this simpler form of behavioral plasticity.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drosophila Dunce Habituation Learning Memory Olfactory jump reflex Rutabaga mutants
Subjects: organism description > animal > insect > Drosophila
organism description > animal behavior > habituation
organism description > animal behavior > learning
organism description > animal behavior > memory
organism description > animal behavior > olfactory
organism description > animal behavior > olfactory jump reflex
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Communities: CSHL labs > Tully lab
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: January 2007
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 16:45
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2018 13:47
PMCID: PMC2409173
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URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/22962

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