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Descending Control of Nociception in Insects?

Version 1 : Received: 18 February 2022 / Approved: 22 February 2022 / Online: 22 February 2022 (14:24:24 CET)

How to cite: Gibbons, M.; Sarlak, S.; Chittka, L. Descending Control of Nociception in Insects?. Preprints 2022, 2022020278 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0278.v1). Gibbons, M.; Sarlak, S.; Chittka, L. Descending Control of Nociception in Insects?. Preprints 2022, 2022020278 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0278.v1).

Abstract

Modulation of nociception allows animals to prioritise their survival by adapting their behaviour in different contexts. In mammals, this is executed by neurons from the brain, and is referred to as the descending control of nociception. Whether insects have this control, or have the neural circuits underpinning it, has not been clarified. Here, we review evidence supporting descending control of nociception control in insects, and consider which neuronal sub-types and brain areas may be involved.

Keywords

nociception; pain; modulation of nociception; insects; descending control of nociception

Subject

BIOLOGY, Other

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