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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2009 Dec;19(6):644-7. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2009.10.007. Epub 2009 Nov 5.

The neural basis of visual behaviors in the larval zebrafish.

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  • 1Harvard University, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States. rportugues@mcb.harvard.edu

Abstract

We review visually guided behaviors in larval zebrafish and summarise what is known about the neural processing that results in these behaviors, paying particular attention to the progress made in the last 2 years. Using the examples of the optokinetic reflex, the optomotor response, prey tracking and the visual startle response, we illustrate how the larval zebrafish presents us with a very promising model vertebrate system that allows neurocientists to integrate functional and behavioral studies and from which we can expect illuminating insights in the near future.

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19896836
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PMC4524571
DOI:
10.1016/j.conb.2009.10.007
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