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Attack or retreat? Circuit links hunger and pursuit in sea slug brain

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:02 am

Attack or retreat? Circuit links hunger and pursuit in sea slug brain
26 January 2012, 2:28 am

If you were a blind, cannibalistic sea slug, living among others just like you, nearly every encounter with another creature would require a simple cost/benefit calculation: Should I eat that -- or flee? In a new study, researchers report that these responses are linked to a simple circuit in the brain of the sea slug Pleurobranchaea.

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