Serotonin and Aversive Conditioning in Adult and Juvenile Snails

  • Pavel M. Balaban
  • Igor S. Zakharov


An important role of serotonin (5-HT) in sensitization and conditioning was disclosed by experiments in which noxious stimulation or noxious reinforcement was used in Aplysia (Kandel and Schwartz, 1982; Klein et al., 1982). The present chapter describes the results of investigations of the role of 5-HT in sensitization and aversive conditioning in adult and juvenile land snails, Helix lucorum.


Conditioned Response Aversive Conditioning Glyoxylic Acid Aversive Learning Command Neuron 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel M. Balaban
    • 1
  • Igor S. Zakharov
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Conditioned Reflexes and Physiology of Emotions, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and NeurophysiologyUSSR Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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