Título : Living life with an electric touch
Autor(es) : Caputi, A.A.
Fecha de publicación : 27-nov-2023
Tipo de publicación: Artículo
Versión: Publicado
Publicado por: The Company of Biologists Ltd
Publicado en: Journal of Experimental Biology
Areas del conocimiento : Ciencias Médicas y de la Salud
Medicina Básica
Otros descriptores : Electricorgans
Electric image
Electric color
Mexican hat filter
Delay lines
Active sensory system
Resumen : The electric organ discharges (EODs) produced by weakly electric fish have long been a source of scientific intrigue and inspiration. The study of these species has contributed to our understanding of the organization of fixed action patterns, as well as enriching general imaging theory by unveiling the dual impact of an agent’s actions on the environment and its own sensory system during the imaging process. This Centenary Review firstly compares how weaklyelectric fish generate species- and sex-specific stereotyped electric fields by considering: (1) peripheral mechanisms, including the geometry, channel repertoire and innervation of the electrogenic units; (2) the organization of the electric organs (EOs); and (3) neural coordination mechanisms. Secondly, the Review discusses the threefold function of the fish-centered electric fields: (1) to generate electric signals that encode the material, geometry and distance of nearby objects, serving as a short-range sensory modality or ‘electric touch’; (2) to markemitter identity and location; and (3) to convey social messages encodedinstereotypical modulations ofthe electric field that might be considered as species-specific communication symbols. Finally, this Review considers a range of potential research directions that are likely to be productive in the future.
URI / Handle: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12381/3536
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.246060
Institución responsable del proyecto: Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable
Financiadores: Agencia Nacional de Investigación e Innovación
Identificador ANII: FCE_1_2019_1_155541
Nivel de Acceso: Acceso embargado
Fin del embargo: 2024-11-27
Licencia CC: Reconocimiento-NoComercial-SinObraDerivada 4.0 Internacional. (CC BY-NC-ND)
Aparece en las colecciones: Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable

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