Comparative studies on the Mauthner cell of teleost fish in relation to sensory input

Brain Behav Evol. 1995;46(3):151-64. doi: 10.1159/000113268.

Abstract

Most physiological and behavioral studies of the Mauthner cells have used the goldfish and a few other fish from the superorder Ostariophysi, series Otophysi (= otophysans). We first provide some background and recent findings on the Mauthner cells of otophysan fish and then compare this information to that known about the Mauthner cells in certain non-otophysan fish. These comparisons are meant to provide the impetus for a comparative approach to understanding the role of the Mauthner cells in behavior.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Auditory Pathways / anatomy & histology
  • Auditory Pathways / physiology
  • Axons / physiology
  • Axons / ultrastructure
  • Brain Mapping
  • Dendrites / physiology
  • Dendrites / ultrastructure
  • Fishes / physiology*
  • Hearing / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Neurons / ultrastructure
  • Reflex, Startle / physiology
  • Saccule and Utricle / innervation
  • Species Specificity
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve / anatomy & histology
  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve / physiology*