Behavioral neuroscience: Crawling is a no-brainer for fruit fly larvae

Curr Biol. 2012 Oct 23;22(20):R867-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.08.018.


How are stereotyped behaviors organized in a simple nervous system? A new study in the Drosophila larva reports that the foraging routine can be performed in the absence of any input from the brain.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Central Pattern Generators / physiology*
  • Drosophila / physiology*
  • Exploratory Behavior / physiology*
  • Ganglia, Invertebrate / physiology*
  • Movement*