Event Title

P-23 Investigating a Relationship between Neuronal and Behavioral Responses in Individual Virgin Females Crickets of Acheta Domesticus

Presenter Information

Brandon Shin, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall Lobby

Start Date

3-8-2019 2:30 PM

Description

Female crickets Acheta domesticus exhibit differing phonotactic and neuronal responses to model calls with varying syllable periods. This study uses identical auditory stimuli to evaluate these responses in the same animal. This allows us to establish a relationship between neuronal and behavioral responses and predict behavior based on the neuron’s response. In response to attractive syllable periods, the L3 auditory interneuron produces action potentials which diminish in response to consecutive syllables - this decrease is calculated as a percentage (decrement). Preliminary results indicate that syllable periods that produce positive phonotaxis also elicit higher decrement values in the same animal.

Acknowledgments

Supervising Professor: Dr. Benjamin Navia

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Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

P-23 Investigating a Relationship between Neuronal and Behavioral Responses in Individual Virgin Females Crickets of Acheta Domesticus

Buller Hall Lobby

Female crickets Acheta domesticus exhibit differing phonotactic and neuronal responses to model calls with varying syllable periods. This study uses identical auditory stimuli to evaluate these responses in the same animal. This allows us to establish a relationship between neuronal and behavioral responses and predict behavior based on the neuron’s response. In response to attractive syllable periods, the L3 auditory interneuron produces action potentials which diminish in response to consecutive syllables - this decrease is calculated as a percentage (decrement). Preliminary results indicate that syllable periods that produce positive phonotaxis also elicit higher decrement values in the same animal.