Lab 4 - Announcements Lab reports due today Be sure author...

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Announcements Lab reports due today. Be sure author and editor sign the coverpage, and submit rough draft with editors’ comments. Pairs working with vertebrates for the independent project must fill in the IACUC form available on WebVista and Lab Manual.
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The Neural Basis of Behavior
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The lab exercise What is the role of cerci in air puff detection? Design a simple experiment addressing the above question. Question (narrow your question) Hypothesis (Possible answer to your question) Prediction (Variables and Graph) Jar with normal cockroaches and another with cockroaches that have had their cerci, or air puff detectors, removed.
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Behavioral Experiment Is the escape response directional? Puffs from behind vs. side. Is it proportional to the magnitude of the stimulus? hard vs. soft puffs short puffs vs. stream of air puff vs. touch
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Sample Size. Use cups to “identify” each cockroach. Swap roaches with other groups. The roaches may habituate to the stimulus! As a group, take a couple of minutes to think in your behavioral test. Behavioral Experiment
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The neural recordings should be related to the behavioral test! Two of you start the dissection and neural
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