Salience modulates 20-30 Hz brain activity in Drosophila

van Swinderen, Bruno and Greenspan, Ralph J. (2003) Salience modulates 20-30 Hz brain activity in Drosophila. Nature Neuroscience, 6 6: 579-586. doi:10.1038/nn1054

Author van Swinderen, Bruno
Greenspan, Ralph J.
Title Salience modulates 20-30 Hz brain activity in Drosophila
Journal name Nature Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1097-6256
Publication date 2003-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/nn1054
Volume 6
Issue 6
Start page 579
End page 586
Total pages 8
Place of publication New York , U.S.A
Publisher Nature America Inc.
Language eng
Subject 1109 Neurosciences
0699 Other Biological Sciences
Abstract Fruit flies selectively orient toward the visual stimuli that are most salient in their environment. We recorded local field potentials (LFPs) from the brains of Drosophila melanogasteras they responded to the presentation of visual stimuli. Coupling of salience effects (odor, heat or novelty) to these stimuli modulated LFPs in the 20-30 Hz range by evoking a transient, selective increase. We demonstrated the association of these responses with behavioral tracking and initiated a genetic approach to investigating neural correlates of perception.
Keyword animal experiment
controlled study
Drosophila melanogaster
evoked visual response
genetic analysis
nerve cell membrane potential
visual stimulation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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