Publications from the Heiligenberg Lab


1960 - 1965

Heiligenberg WF (1962) Die Erschliessung des Wirkungsgefges der Motivation von Instinktverhalten. Naturwissenschaften 1962(3):68-69

Heiligenberg WF (1963) Ursachen f=FCr das Auftreten von Instinktbewegungen beim Einem Fische (Pelmatochromis subocellatus kribensis Boul., Cichlidae). Z Vgl Physiol 47:339-380

Heiligenberg WF (1964) Ein Versuch zur ganzheitsbezogenen analyse des Instinktverhaltens eines Fisches (Pelmatochromis subocellatus kribensis Boul., Cichidae. Z Tierpsychol 21:1-52

Heiligenberg WF (1965) Colour polymorphism in the males of an African cichlid fish. J Zool 146:95-97

Heiligenberg WF (1965) A quantitative analysis of digging movements and their relationship to aggressive behaviour in cichlids. Anim Behav 13:163-170

Heiligenberg WF (1965) The suppression of behavioral activities by frightening stimuli. Z Vgl Physiol 50:660-672

Heiligenberg WF (1965) Eine Systemanalyse tierischen Instinktverhaltens. Kybernetik 105-113

Heiligenberg WF (1965) The effect of external stimuli on the attack readiness of a cichlid fish. Z Vgl Physiol 49:459-464


1966 - 1971

Heiligenberg WF (1966) The stimulation of territorial singing in house crickets (Acheta domesticus). Z Vgl Physiol 53:114-129

Heiligenberg WF (1968) Zum Wechselgesang der Hiemchen (Acta domesticus). Kybernetik 18:60-64

Heiligenberg WF (1969) The effect of stimulus chirps on a cricket's chirping (Acheta domesticus). Z Vgl Physiol 65:70-97

Wendler G, Heiligenberg WF (1969) Relative Koordination bei gekoppelten, rhythmisch Etigen Modellneuronen. Zool Anz 33:477-482


1972 - 1975

Heiligenberg WF, Kramer U (1972) Aggressiveness as a function of external stimulation. J Comp Physiol 77:332-340

Heiligenberg WF, Kramer U, Schulz V (1972) The angular orientation of the black eye-bar in Haplochromis burtoni (Cichlidae, Pisces) and its relevance to aggressivity. Z Vgl Physiol 76:168-176

Heiligenberg WF (1973) Random processes describing the occurence of behavioural patterns in a cichlid fish. Anim Behav 21:169-182

Heiligenberg W (1973) "Electromotor" response in the electric fish Eigenmannia (Rhamphichthyidae, Gymnotoidei). Nature 243:301-302

Heiligenberg W (1973) Electrolocation of objects in the electric fish Eigenmannia (Rhamphichthyidae, Gymnotoidei). J Comp Physiol 87:137-164

Heiligenberg W (1974) Electrolocation and jamming avoidance in a Hypopygus (Rhamphichthyidae, Gymnotoidei), an electric fish with pulse-type discharges. J Comp Physiol 91:223-240

Heiligenberg W (1974) Processes governing behavioral states of readiness. In: Advances in the Study of Behavior, Vol 5. Academic Press, New York, pp 173-200

Heiligenberg W (1974) Der Einfluss spezifischer Reizmuster auf das Verhalten der Tiere. In: Grzimeks Tierleben, Vol. Verheltensforschung. K. Immelmann, ed. Kindler Verlag, Muenchen, pp 234-254

Heiligenberg W (1974) Processes controlling aggressiveness in cichlid fish. In: Model Systems in Biological Psychiatry. D. Ingle, H. Shein, eds. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp 132-148

Heiligenberg W (1974) A stochastic analysis of fish behavior. In: Motivational Control System Analysis. D. McFarland, ed. Academic Press, New York, pp 87-118

Bullock TH, Behrend K, Heiligenberg W (1975) Comparison of the jamming avoidance response in gymnotoid and gymnarchid electric fish: a case of convergent evolution of behavior and its sensory basis. J Comp Physiol 103:97-121

Heiligenberg W (1975) Electrolocation and jamming avoidance in the electric fish Gymnarchus niloticus. J Comp Physiol 103:55-67

Heiligenberg W (1975) Theoretical and experimental approaches to spatial aspects of electrolocation. J Comp Physiol 103:247-272


1976 - 1979

Heiligenberg W (1976) Electrolocation and jamming avoidance in the mormyrid fish Brienomyrus. J Comp Physiol 109:357-372

Heiligenberg W (1976) A probabilistic approach to the motivation of behavior. In: Simpler Networks and Behavior. JC Fentress, ed. Sinauer Associates Inc, Sunderland, MA, pp 301-329

Heiligenberg W (1976) The interaction of stimulus patterns controlling aggressiveness in the cichlid fish Haplochromis burtoni. Anim Behav 24:452-458

Meyer DL, Heiligenberg W, Bullock TH (1976) The ventral substrate response. J Comp Physiol 109:59-68

Heiligenberg W (1977) Principles of Electrolocation and Jamming Avoidance. In: Studies of Brain Function. Vol 1. V Braitenberg, ed. Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp 1-85

Heiligenberg W (1977) Releasing and motivating functions of stimulus patterns in animal behavior: the ends of a spectrum. In: Tonic Functions of Sensory Systems. BM Wenzel, HP Zeigler, eds. Ann NY Acad Sci 290:60-71, New York Academy of Sciences, New York

Heiligenberg W, Baker C, Bastian J (1978) The jamming avoidance response in gymnotoid pulse species: a mechanism to minimize the probability of pulse-train coincidences. J Comp Physiol 124:211-224

Heiligenberg W, Baker C, Matsubara J (1978) The jamming avoidance response in Eigenmannia revisited: the structure of a neuronal democracy. J Comp Physiol 127:267-286

Heiligenberg W, Altes RA (1978) Phase sensitivity in electroreception. Science 199:1001-1004

Hopkins CD, Heiligenberg W (1978) Evolutionary design for electric signals and electoreceptors in gymnotoid fishes of Surinam. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 3:113-134

Matsubara JA, Heiligenberg W (1978) How well do electric fish electrolocate under jamming? J Comp Physiol 125:285-290

Bullock TH, Fernandes-Souza N, Graf W, Heiligenberg WF, Langner G, Meyer DL, Pimentel-Sousa F, Scheich H, Viancour TA (1979) Aspects of the use of electric organ discharge and electroreception in Amazonian Gymnotoidei and other fishes. Acta Amazonica 9:549-572 1980

Baker CL (1980) Jamming avoidance behavior in gymnotoid electric fish with pulse-type discharges: sensory coding for a temporal pattern discrimination. J Comp Physiol 136:165-181

Bastian J, Heiligenberg W (1980) Neural correlates of the jamming avoidance response in Eigenmannia. J Comp Physiol 136:135-152

Bastian J, Heiligenberg W (1980) Phase sensitive midbrain neurons in Eigenmannia: neural correlates of the jamming avoidance response. Science 209:828-831

Heiligenberg W (1980) The evaluation of electroreceptive feedback in a gymnotoid fish with pulse-type electric organ discharges. J Comp Physiol 138:173-185

Heiligenberg W (1980) The jamming avoidance response in the weakly electric fish Eigenmannia. Naturwissenschaften 67:499-507

Heiligenberg W, Bastian J (1980) The control of Eigenmannia's pacemaker by distributed evaluation of electroreceptive afferences. J Comp Physiol 136:113-133

Heiligenberg W, Bastian J (1980) Species specificity of electric organ discharges in sympatric gymnotoid fish of the Rio Negro. Acta Biol Venez 10:187-204

Partridge BL, Heiligenberg W (1980) Three's a crowd? Predicting Eigenmannia's response to multiple jamming. J Comp Physiol 136:153-164


1981

Baker CL (1981) Sensory control of pacemaker acceleration and deceleration in gymnotiform electric fish with pulse-type discharges. J Comp Physiol 141:197-206

Carr CE, Maler L, Heiligenberg W, Sas E (1981) Laminar organization of the afferent and efferent systems of the torus semicircularis of gymnotiform fish: morphological substrates for parallel processing in the electrosensory system. J Comp Neurol 203:649-670

Heiligenberg W, Partridge BL (1981) How electroreceptors encode JAR- eliciting stimulus regimes: reading trajectories in a phase-amplitude plane. J Comp Physiol 142:295-308

Heiligenberg W, Finger T, Matsubara J, Carr CE (1981) Input to the medullary pacemaker nucleus in the weakly electric fish, Eigenmannia (Sternopygidae, Gymnotiformes). Brain Res 211:418-423

Partridge BL, Heiligenberg W, Matsubara JA (1981) The neural basis of a sensory filter in the jamming avoidance response: no grandmother cells in sight. J Comp Physiol 145:153-168

Heiligenberg W, Bastian J (1981) Especificidade das descargas do orgao eletrico em especies de Gimnotoides simpatricos do Rio Neggro. Acta Amazonica 11:429-437


1982

Heiligenberg W, Dye JC (1982) Labelling of electroreceptive afferents in gymnotoid fish by intracellular injection of HRP: the mystery of multiple maps. J Comp Physiol A 148:287-296

Carr CE, Maler L, Sas E (1982) Peripheral organization and central projections of the electrosensory nerves in gymnotiform fish. J Comp Neurol 211:139-153

Maler L, Sas E, Carr CE, Matsubara J (1982) Efferent projections of the posterior lateral line lobe in gymnotiform fish. J Comp Neurol 211:154-164

Meyer JH (1982) Behavioral responses of weakly electric fish to complex impedances. J Comp Physiol 145:459-470


1983

Heiligenberg W (1983) The jamming avoidance response in an electric fish: algorithms in sensory information processing and their neuronal realization. In: Advances in Vertebrate Neuroethology. JP Ewert, R Capranica, D Ingle, eds. NATO ASI Series A: Life Sciences 56:669-699, Plenum Press, New York

Heiligenberg W (1983) Zentralnervoese Informationsverarbeitung bei elektrischen Fischen. Verh Dtsch Zool Ges 1983:17-23

Meyer JH, Bell CC (1983) Behavioral measurement of sensory gating by a corollary discharge. J Comp Physiol 151:401-406


1984

Heiligenberg W (1984) Electrosensory information processing in the electric fish Eigenmannia: the control of the Jamming Avoidance Response. In: Animal Behavior: Neurophysiological and Ethological Approaches, K Aoki et al., eds. Japan Sci Soc Press, Tokyo, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp 161-173

Heiligenberg W (1984) Neural mechanisms of electrolocation and jamming avoidance behavior in electric fish. In: Comparative Physiology of Sensory Systems. L Bolis, RD Keynes, SHP Maddrell, eds. Cambridge Univ Press, pp 475-495

Heiligenberg W, Bastian J (1984) The electric sense of weakly electric fish. Annu Rev Physiol 46:561-583

Meyer JH (1984) Steroid influences upon the discharge frequencies of intact and isolated pacemakers of weakly electric fish. J Comp Physiol A 154:659-668

Meyer JH, Zakon HH, Heiligenberg W (1984) Steroid influences upon the electrosensory system of weakly electric fish: direct effects upon discharge frequencies with indirect effects upon electroreceptor tuning. J Comp Physiol A 154:625-631


1985

Carr CE, Maler L (1985) A Golgi study of the cell types of the dorsal torus semicircularis of the electric fish Eigenmannia: functional and morphological diversity in the midbrain. J Comp Neurol 235:207-240

Heiligenberg W, Rose G (1985) Neural correlates of the jamming avoidance response (JAR) in the weakly electric fish Eigenmannia. TINS 8:442-449

Heiligenberg W, Rose GJ (1985) Phase and amplitude computations in the midbrain of an electric fish: intracellular studies of neurons participating in the jamming avoidance repsonse of Eigenmannia. J Neuroscience 2:515-531

Hagedorn M, Carr CE (1985) Single electrocyctes produce a sexually dimorphic signal in South American electric fish, Hypopomus occidentalis (Gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae). J Comp Physiol A 156:511-523

Hagedorn M, Heiligenberg W (1985) Court and spark: electric signals in the courtship and mating of gymnotoid electric fish. Anim Behav 33:254-265

Rose GJ, Heiligenberg W (1985) Temporal hyperacuity in the electric sense of fish. Nature 318:178-180

Rose GJ, Heiligenberg W (1985) Structure and function of electrosensory neurons in the torus semicircularis of Eigenmannia: morphological correlates of phase and amplitude sensitivity. J Neuroscience 5:2269-2280


1986

Bullock TH, Heiligenberg W, eds. (1986) Electroreception. John Wiley & Sons, New York

Carr CE, Maler L (1986) Electroreception in gymnotiform fish: central anatomy and physiology. In: Electroreception. TH Bullock, W Heiligenberg, eds. John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp 319-374

Carr CE, Heiligenberg W, Rose GJ (1986) A time-comparison circuit in the electric fish midbrain. I. Behavior and physiology. J Neuroscience 6:107-119

Carr CE, Maler L, Taylor B (1986) A time-comparison circuit in the electric fish midbrain. II. Functional morphology. J Neuroscience 6:1372-1383

Dye JC, Meyer JH (1986) Central control of the electric organ discharge in weakly electric fish. In: Electroreception. TH Bullock, W Heiligenberg, eds. John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp 71-102

Hagedorn M (1986) The ecology, courtship, and mating of gymnotiform electric fish. In: Electroreception. TH Bullock, W Heiligenberg, eds. John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp 497-525

Heiligenberg W, Rose GJ (1986) Gating of sensory information: joint computations of phase and amplitude data in the midbrain of the electric fish Eigenmannia. J Comp Physiol 159:311-324

Heiligenberg W (1986) Jamming avoidance responses: model systems for neuroethology. In: Electroreception. TH Bullock, W Heiligenberg, eds. Wiley & Sons, New York, pp 613-649

Heiligenberg W (1986) The control of behavioral performance in networks processing temporal and spatial patterns of sensory information. In: Aims and Methods in Neuroethology, D. Guthrie, ed. Manchester Univ Press, pp 207-230

Keller CH, Zakon HH, Yialamas Sanchez D (1986) Evidence for a direct effect of androgens upon electroreceptor tuning. J Comp Physiol A 158:301-310

Rose GJ (1986) A temporal processing mechanism for all species? Brain Behav Evol 28:134-144

Rose GJ, Heiligenberg W (1986) Neural coding of different frequencies in the midbrain of the electric fish Eigenmannia: reading the sense of rotation in an amplitude-phase plane. J Comp Physiol 158:613-624

Rose GJ, Heiligenberg W (1986) Limits of phase and amplitude sensitivity in the torus semicircularis of Eigenmannia. J Comp Physiol 159:813-822

Zelick R (1986) Jamming avoidance in electric fish and frogs. Brain Behav Evol 28:60-69


1987

Dye J (1987) Dynamics and behavioral contexts distinguishing modes of pacemaker modulations in the weakly electric fish Apteronotus. J Comp Physiol A 161:175-185

Dye J, Heiligenberg W (1987) Intracellular recording during behavioral modulations in the medullary pacemaker nucleus of the weakly electric fish Apteronotus. J Comp Physiol A 161:187-200

Heiligenberg W (1987) Central processing of sensory information in electric fish. J Comp Physiol A 161:621-631

Heiligenberg W, Rose GJ (1987) The optic tectum of the gymnotiform electric fish Eigenmannia: labelling of physiologically identified cells. Neuroscience 22:331-340

Heiligenberg W (1987) The control of behavioral performance in networks processing temporal and spatial patterns of sensory information. In: Aims and Methods in Neuroethology. D. Guthrie, ed. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp 207-230

Mathieson B, Heiligenberg W, Maler L (1987) Ultrastructural studies of physiologically identified electrosensory afferent synapses in the gymnotiform fish Eigenmannia. J Comp Neurol 255:526-537

Meyer JH, Leong M, Keller CH (1987) Hormone-induced and maturational changes in electric organ discharges and electroreceptor tuning in the weakly electric fish Apteronotus. J Comp Physiol 160:385-394

Rose GJ, Keller C, Heiligenberg W (1987) 'Ancestral' neural mechanisms of electrolocation suggest a substrate for the evolution of the jamming avoidance response. J Comp Physiol 160:491-500


1988

Baldi P, Heiligenberg W (1988) How sensory maps could enhance resolution through ordered arrangements of broadly tuned receivers. J Biol Cybern 59:313-318

Dye J (1988) An in vitro physiological preparation of a vertebrate communicatory behavior: chirping in the weakly electric fish, Apteronotus. J Comp Physiol A 163: 445-458

Hagedorn M (1988) Ecology and Behavior of a pulse-type electric fish Hypopomus occidentalis (Gymnotiformes, Hypopomidae), in a fresh-water stream in Panama. Copeia 1988(2):324-335

Hagedorn M, Heiligenberg W, Carr CE (1988) The development of the Jamming Avoidance Response in the weakly electric fish Eigenmannia. Brain Behav Evol 31:161-169

Heiligenberg W (1988) The neuronal basis of electrosensory perception and its control of a behavioral response in a weakly electric fish. In: Sensory Biology of Aquatic Animals. J Atema, RR Fay, AN Popper, WN Tavolga, eds. Springer Verlag, New York, pp 851-868

Heiligenberg W (1988) Neural mechanisms of perception and motor control in a weakly electric fish. Advances in the Study of Behavior 18:73-98. Academic Press, New York

Heiligenberg W (1988) Electrosensory maps form a substrate for the distributed and parallel control of behavioral responses in weakly electric fish. Brain Behav Evol 31:6-16

Heiligenberg W (1988) The neuronal basis of electrosensory perception and its control of a behavioral response in a weakly electric fish. In: Sensory Biology of Aquatic Animals. J Atema, RR Fay, AN Popper, WN Tavolga, eds. Springer-Verlag, New York, pp 851-868

Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W (1988) Individual prepacemaker neurons can modulate the pacemaker cycle of the gymnotiform electric fish, Eigenmannia. J Comp Physiol A 162:13-21

Kawasaki M, Maler L, Rose GJ, Heiligenberg W (1988) Anatomical and functional organization of the prepacemaker nucleus in gymnotiform electric fish: the accommodation of two behaviors in one nucleus. J Comp Neurol 276:113-131

Kawasaki M, Rose GJ, Heiligenberg W (1988) Temporal hyperacuity in single neurons of electric fish. Nature 336:173-176

Keller C (1988) Stimulus discrimination in the diencephalon of Eigenmannia: the emergence and sharpening of a sensory filter. J Comp Physiol A 162:747-767

Rose GJ, Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W (1988) 'Recognition units' at the top of a neuronal hierarchy? J Comp Physiol A 162:759-772

Shumway CA, Zelick RD (1988) Sex recognition and neuronal coding of electric organ discharge waveform in the pulse-type weakly electric fish Hypopomus occidentlais. J Comp Physiol A 163:465-478


1989

Devor M, Keller CH, Deerinck TJ, Levinson SR, Ellisman MH (1989) Na+-Channel accumulation on axolemma of afferent endings in nerve-end neuromas in Apteronotus. Neurosci Lett 102:149-154

Dye J, Heiligenberg W, Keller CH, Kawasaki M (1989) Different classes of glutamate receptors mediate distinct behaviors in a single brainstem nucleus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 86:8993-8997

Heiligenberg W (1989) Coding and processing of electrosensory information in gymnotiform fish. J Exp Biol 146:255-275

Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W (1989) Distinct mechanisms of modulation in a neuronal oscillator generate different social signals in the electric fish Hypopomus. J Comp Physiol A 165:731-741

Keller C, Heiligenberg W (1989) From distributed sensory processing to discrete motor representations in the diencephalon of the electric fish, Eigenmannia. J Comp Physiol A 164:565-576

Shumway C (1989) Multiple electrosensory maps in the medulla of weakly electric gymnotiform fish. I: physiological differences. J Neuroscience 9:4388-4399

Shumway C (1989) Multiple electrosensory maps in the medulla of weakly electric gymnotiform fish. II: anatomical differences. J Neuroscience 9:4400-4415

Shumway C, Maler L (1989) GABAergic inhibtion shapes temporal and spatial response properties of pyramidal cells in the electrosensory lateral line lobe of gymnotiform fish. J Comp Physiol A 164:391-407

Szabo T, Heiligenberg W, Ravaille-Veron M (1989) HRP labeling and ultrastructural localization of prepacemaker terminals within the medullary pacemaker nucleus of the weakly electric gymnotiform fish Apteronotus leptorhynchus. J Comp Neurol 824:169-173

Vischer H (1989) The development of lateral line receptors in Eigenmannia (Teleostei, Gymnotiformes). I. The mechanoreceptive lateral line system. Brain Behav Evol 33:205-222

Vischer H (1989) The development of lateral line receptors in Eigenmannia (Teleostei, Gymnotiformes). II. The electroreceptive system. Brain Behav Evol 33:223-236

Vischer HA, Lannoo MJ, Heiligenberg W (1989) The development of the electrosensory nervous system in Eigenmannia (Gymnotiformes): I. The peripheral nervous system. J Comp Neurol 290:16-40

Zupanc GKH, Heiligenberg W (1989) Sexual maturity-dependent changes in neuronal morphology in the prepacemaker nucleus of adult weakly electric knifefish, Eigenmannia. J Neuroscience 9:3816-3827


1990

Devor M, Keller CH, Ellisman MH (1990) Spontaneous discharge of afferents in a neuroma reflects original receptor tuning. Brain Res 517:245-250

Heiligenberg W (1990) Electrosensory systems in fish. Synapse 6:196-206

Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W (1990) Different classes of glutamate receptors and GABA mediate distinct modulations of a neuronal oscillator, the medullary pacemaker of a gymnotiform electric fish. J Neuroscience 10:3896-3904

Keller CH, Maler L, Heiligenberg W (1990) Structural and functional organization of a diencephalic sensory-motor interface in the gymnotiform fish, Eigenmannia. J Comp Neurol 293:347-376

Lannoo MJ, Vischer HA, Maler L (1990) Development of the electrosensory nervous system of Eigenmannia (Gymnotiformes): II. The electrosensory lateral line lobe, midbrain and cerebellum. J Comp Neurol 294:37-58


1991

Dye JC (1991) Ionic and synaptic mechanisms underlying a brainstem oscillator: an in vitro study of the pacemaker nucleus of Apteronotus. J Comp Physiol A 168:521-532

Heiligenberg W (1991) The neural basis of behavior: a neuroethological view. Annu Rev Neurosci 14:247-267

Heiligenberg W (1991) The Jamming Avoidance Response (JAR) of the electric fish, Eigenmannia: computational rules and their neuronal implementation. In: Seminars in Neuroscience 3: 3-18. J Altman, DL Sparks, eds. Saunders, London

Heiligenberg W (1991) Recent advances in the study of electroreception. Curr Opin Neurobiol 1:187-191

Heiligenberg W, Keller CH, Metzner W, Kawasaki M (1991) Structure and function of neurons in the complex of the nucleus electrosensorius of the gymnotiform fish Eigenmannia: detection and processing of electric signals in social communication. J Comp Physiol A 169:151-164

Heiligenberg W (1991) Neural Nets in Electric Fish. In: The Computational Neuroscience Series. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

Heiligenberg W (1991) Sensory Control of Behavior in Electric Fish. Curr Opin Neurobiol 1:633-637

Keller CH, Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W (1991) The control of pacemaker modulations for social communication in the weakly electric fish Sternopygus. J Comp Physiol A 169:441-450

Metzner M, Heiligenberg W (1991) The coding of signals in the electric communication of the gymnotiform fish Eigenmannia: from electroreceptors to neurons in the torus semicircularis of the midbrain. J Comp Physiol A 169:135-150

Viete S, Heiligenberg W (1991) The development of the Jamming Avoidance Response (JAR) in Eigenmannia: an innate behavior indeed. J Comp Physiol A 169:15-23

Zupanc GKH (1991) Clustering of cell bodies, bundling of dendrites, and gap junctions - morphological substrate for electrical coupling in the prepacemaker nucleus. Neurosci Lett 129:29-34

Zupanc GKH (1991) The synaptic organization of the prepacemaker nucleus of weakly electric knifefish, Eigenmannia: a quantitative ultrastructural study. J Neurocytol 20:818-833

Zupanc GKH, Maler L, Heiligenberg W (1991) Somatostatin-like immunoreactivity in the region of the prepacemaker nucleus in weakly electric knifefish, Eigenmannia: a quantitative analysis. Brain Res= 559:249-260

Zupanc, GKH, Okawara Y, Zupanc MM, Fryer JN, Maler L (1991) In situ hybridization of putative somatostatin mRNA in the brain of electric gymnotiform fish. NeuroReport 2:707-710


1992

Heiligenberg W, Kawasaki M (1992) An internal current source yields immunity of electrosensory information processing to unusually strong jamming in electric fish. J Comp Physiol A 171:309-316

Zupanc GKH, Heiligenberg W (1992) The structure of the diencephalic prepacemaker nucleus revisited: light microscopic and ultrastructural studies. J Comp Neurol 323:558-569


1993

Heiligenberg W (1993) Electrosensation. In: The Physiology of Fishes. DH Evans, ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp 137-160

Heiligenberg W, Roska T (1993) On biological sensory information processing principles relevant to cellular neural networks. In: Cellular Neural Networks. T Roska, J Vandewalle, eds. John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp 201-211

Metzner W (1993) The jamming avoidance response in Eigenmannia is controlled by two separate motor pathways. J Neuroscience 13:1862-1878


1994

Alves-Gomes JA, Ort G, Haygood M, Heiligenberg W, Meyer A (1994) Phylogenetic analysis of the South American electric fishes (order Gymnotiformes) and the evolution of their electrogenic system: a synthesis based on morphology, electrophysiology, and mitochondrial sequence data. J Molecular Biol Evol 12:298-318

Heiligenberg W (1994) The detection and generation of electric communication signals in Gymnotiform fish. In: Neural Basis of Behavioural Adaptations. K Schildberger, N Elsner, eds. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart, pp 13-24

Heiligenberg W (1994) The Coding and Processing of Temporal Information in the Electrosensory System of Fish. In: Temporal Coding in the Brain. G. Buzsaki et al., eds. Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp 1-12

Kennedy G, Heiligenberg W (1994) Ultrastructural evidence of GABA-ergic inhibition and glutamatergic excitation in the pacemaker nucleus of the gymnotiform electric fish, Hypopomus. J Comp Physiol A 174:267-280

Spiro JE, Brose N, Heinemann SF, Heiligenberg H (1994) Immunolocalization of NMDA receptors in the central nervous system of weakly electric fish: functional implications for the modulation of a neuronal oscillator. J Neurosci 14:6289-6299


1995

Alves-Gomes JA, Ort G, Haygood M, Heiligenberg W, Meyer A (1995) Phylogenetic analysis of the South American electric fishes (order Gymnotiformes) and the evolution of their electrogenic system: a synthesis based on morphology, electrophysiology, and mitochondrial sequence data. J Molecular Biol Evol 12:298-318


1996

Heiligenberg W, Metzner W, Wong CJ, Keller CH (1996) Motor control of the jamming avoidance response of Apteronotus leptorhynchus: evolutionary changes of a behavior and its neuronal substrates. J Comp Physiol A 179:653-674


Abstracts

1989 (Society for Neuroscience, Phoenix)

Vischer HA, Heiligenberg W. The development of electro- and mechanoreceptors in Eigenmannia is induced by innervation of epidermal cells. Abstr. 117.10

Kawasaki M, Keller CH, Heiligenberg W. Modulation of the electric-organ pacemaker nucleus of gymnotiform electric fish by pharmacologically distinguishable pathways. Abstr. 454.4

Keller CH, Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W. Intracellular labelling of physiologically identified cells within a diencephalic sensory-motor interface. Abstr. 454.5

Heiligenberg W, Zupanc GKH, Maler L. Ultrastructural studies on the synaptic organization of the prepacemaker nucleus in weakly electric fish. Abstr. 454.6

Zupanc GKH, Maler L, Heiligenberg W. Somatostatin-like immunoreactivity in the prepacemaker nucleus of adult knifefish changes with sexual maturity. Abstr. 454.7


Abstracts in 1990 (Society for Neuroscience, St. Louis)

Metzner M, Heiligenberg W. Neuronal coding and processing of communicatory signals in the electric fish, Eigenmannia. Abstr. 548.8

Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W. Different classes of glutamate receptors mediate distinct modulations of the medullary pacemaker of a gymnotiform electric fish. Abstr. 548.9

Vischer H A. Receptor cells differentiate from supporting cells in developing electroreceptor organs. Abstr. 265.7

Zupanc GKH. Newborn cells in the brain of adult weakly electric knifefish. Abstr. 55.9


Abstracts in 1991 (Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans)

Vischer HA, Trenkner E. Excitatory amino acid distribution during development of electroreceptors in Eigenmannia. Abstr. 299.4

Viete S. The development of the multiple maps of the electrosensory lateral line lobe in Eigenmannia. Abstr. 560.4

Metzner W, Heiligenberg W. Midbrain and diencephalic links within the neuronal network underlying the jamming avoidance response in Eigenmannia. Abstr. 560.10

Kennedy G, Heiligenberg W. Ultrastructural evidence of GABA-ergic inhibition and glutamate-ergic excitation in the pacemaker nucleus of the gymnotiform electric fish Hypopomus. Abstr. 560.9

Keller CH, Kawasaki M, Heiligenberg W, Kennedy G, Metzner W. A sublemniscal prepacemaker nucleus in gymnotiform electric fish depolarizes relay cells of the pacemaker nucleus via NMDA-type receptors. Abstr. 560.8


Abstracts in 1992 (Society for Neuroscience, Anaheim)

Heiligenberg W, Kennedy G. The emergence of electrotonic connections in the developing medullary pacemaker nucleus of apteronotid electric fish. Abstr. 149.12

Spiro JE, Heiligenberg W. Possible ionic mechanisms underlying the control of pacemaking in the weakly electric fish Hypopomus. Abstr. 149.11

Metzner W. The sublemniscal prepacemaker nucleus modulates the frequency of the medullary pacemaker nucleus in the gymnotiform fish, Eigenmannia. Abstr. 149.9

Vischer HA. Kinetics and ultrastructural 3D reconstruction of developing tuberous electroreceptors in the electric fish, Eigenmannia. Abstr. 250.1


Abstracts in 1993 (Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.)

Wong CJH, Heiligenberg W (1993) Localization of the PPn-I in Hypopomus using H3-GABA. Abstr. #

Spiro JE, Brose N (1993) Localization of NMDA receptors in the CNS of weakly electric fish using a monoclonal antibody. Abstr. #


Abstracts in 1993 (American Physiological Society, San Diego)

Spiro JE, Wong CJH, Heiligenberg W (1993) The organization of pacemaker control in weakly electric fish. American Physiological Society


Abstracts in 1994 (Society for Neuroscience, Miami)

Spiro JE (1994) Modulation of the electric fish pacemaker rhythm at the level of the relay cell. Abstr. #


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