How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors

A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.

A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.

sensory biology
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