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Monday, December 22, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

ScienceDaily: Top Science News

Of bugs and brains: Striking similarities in brain structures across invertebrates

Posted: 18 Dec 2014 10:19 AM PST

The fundamental structures underlying learning and memory in the brains of invertebrates as different as a fruit fly and an earthworm are remarkably similar, according to neuroscientists. It turns out that the structure and function of brain centers responsible for learning and memory in a wide range of invertebrate species may possibly share the same fundamental characteristics.

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