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The worm turns

The worm Caenorhabditis elegans has many advantages as an experimental organism. These have been exploited to investigate how, at a single-neuron level, neural circuits transform sensory signals into behaviour.

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Figure 1: Model organism.

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Figure 2: Information flow in the olfactory circuit of C. elegans.

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Sengupta, P. The worm turns. Nature 450, 35–36 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/450035a

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