Behavioral Neuroscience, lecture on C start, startle responses in fish
USD Department of Biology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Summers
The Basics
How to Draw Neurons
How to Draw Connections
Paper Size
Why? - Gestalt
Integration of C-Start Circuitry and Behavior
text:Kandel pages 180
Glu
DA
ACh
Example Drawing
Figures of C-Start Behavior
C-Start Circuitry
end   Acronyms/Abbreviations
Behavioral Neuroscience Syllabus
I. The BASICS / Gestalt 		

	A. Every Drawing will have 3 Main Elements:
	
		1. Sensory/Afferent neurons
		
		2. Interneuonos/Gating neurons

		3. Motor/Efferent neuorns    	
		
	B. Each Neuron Drawn should include:
	
		1. a Soma/Cell Body
		
			a. dendrites are optional
			
		2. a Wide Axon
			
			a. not a single line
						
		3. a Triangular shaped Bouton
			
			a. round the edges of the triangle
		
		4. Some indication of the Neurotransmitter/Modulator released from this neuorn
			
			a. In vesicles in the bouton 
			
			b. or in the synapse

			c. color coding is nice

	C. Each Neuron should Communicate Directly with Another Neuron
		
		1. Show Synapses
		
			a. Bouton to Cell Body/Dendrite
			
		2. Draw the Appropriate Receptor in the cell body membrane of the following neuron
			
			a. must match the secreted transmitter/modulator

			b. colocalized transmitters will require 2 or more receptor types
            	
		3. Motor Neurons communicate directly with muscle

	D. 81/2 by 11 inch paper only
		
		1. don't use larger paper 
		
			a. don't add small piece of  paper to the edges
		
		2. part of the assignment is to fit the important elements into a single visual space
		
	E. Get the Gestalt

		1. the Drawing is supposed to show an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts

		2. this perception is more for you that for me

			a. I want you to understand the neurocircuit as a whole
			
II. Extras - Things you might not think of

	A. It is often useful to include the body of the animal in the drawing
	
		1. Sensory neurons require sesory organs
		
			a. eyes, ears, pain receptors...
				
		2. 	Use your space wisely - don't use most of the space for J
			b. 

III. Afferent Path for C-Start Reflex