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- Clemens, Jan; Aufderheide, Jennifer; Ronacher, Bernhard
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.11 pp. 891-901
- Chorthippus biguttulus; acoustics; algorithms; courtship; decision making; females; grasshoppers; males; models; progeny; sexual selection; vocalization
- ... The decision with whom to mate is crucial in determining an individual’s fitness and is often based on the evaluation of visual or acoustic displays produced during courtship. Accordingly, the algorithms for evaluating such courtship signals are shaped by sexual selection and should reflect the expected benefits and costs of mating: signals bearing heterospecific features should be rapidly rejecte ...
- Massarelli, Nicole; Yau, Allan L.; Hoffman, Kathleen A.; Kiemel, Tim; Tytell, Eric D.
- Journal of comparative physiology 2017 v.203 no.10 pp. 831-841
- Ichthyomyzon unicuspis; algorithms; axons; closed loop systems; interneurons; locomotion; models; synapse; vertebrates; water flow
- ... Proprioceptive sensory inputs are an integral part of the closed-loop system of locomotion. In the lamprey, a model organism for vertebrate locomotion, such sensory inputs come from intraspinal mechanosensory cells called “edge cells”. These edge cells synapse directly onto interneurons in the spinal central pattern generator (CPG) circuit and allow the CPG to adjust the motor output according to ...