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dc.contributor.authorMensinger, Allen F.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorVan Wert, Jacey C.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Loranzie S.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-20T19:48:22Z
dc.date.available2020-01-25T09:51:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-01-25
dc.identifier.citationLateral line sensitivity in free-swimming toadfish Opsanus tau. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(2), jeb190587.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/23687
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Company of Biologists, 2019. This article is posted here by permission of Company of Biologists for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Experimental Biology 222(2) (2019): jeb190587, doi:10.1242/jeb.190587.en_US
dc.description.abstractA longstanding question in aquatic animal sensory physiology is the impact of self-generated movement on lateral line sensitivity. One hypothesis is that efferent modulation of the sensory hair cells cancels self-generated noise and allows fish to sample their surroundings while swimming. In this study, microwire electrodes were chronically implanted into the anterior lateral line nerve of oyster toadfish and neural activity was monitored during forward movement. Fish were allowed to freely swim or were moved by a tethered sled. In all cases, neural activity increased during movement with no evidence of efferent modulation. The anterior lateral line of moving fish responded to a vibrating sphere or the tail oscillations of a robotic fish, indicating that the lateral line also remains sensitive to outside stimulus during self-generated movement. The results suggest that during normal swim speeds, lateral line neuromasts are not saturated and retain the ability to detect external stimuli without efferent modulation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding was provided by National Science Foundation grants IOS 1354745 and DBI 1359230 and 1659604.en_US
dc.publisherCompany of Biologistsen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.190587
dc.subjectEfferenten_US
dc.subjectHair cellen_US
dc.subjectSelf-generated movementen_US
dc.subjectModulationen_US
dc.titleLateral line sensitivity in free-swimming toadfish Opsanus tauen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.embargo2020-01-25en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1242/jeb.190587


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