Neurocreation Descriptive Essay by write123

Neurocreation
A look at the proposed life of a jelly fish thousands of feet below sea level.
# 106256 | 3,033 words | 11 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 30, 2008 in Biology (Molecular and Cell)


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Description:

This paper proposes a jellyfish living at 3,000 feet below the surface of the sea. It describes the key functions of this jellyfish, including procreation, locomotion, fight or flight, courtship, distance (smell) and touch (taste) reception. The paper concludes that the jellyfish described in the paper is able to combine most of the senses, locomotory impulses, sexual behavior and eating of more sophisticated organisms with a fairly straightforward and primitive nerve system. The paper includes an image of the jellyfish, several illustrations, and a table.

Outline:
Introduction
Primary Morphology of the jellyfish
Morphology of the Jellyfish
Anatomy of Major Cell Groups
Muscle Cells
Eyes
Skeletal Cells
Tentacles
Feeding, Locomotion, Courtship, Fight or Flight
Nerve Action: Smell
Central Nervous System Morphology
Proprioceptive Nerve Impulses
Vision Nervous Response and Courtship/Mating
Feeding and Satiety
Locomotion Detection
Conclusion
Bibliography

From the Paper:

"When the jellyfish tentacles touch a body, sense (taste) elements determine if it is food or a predator. It will sting whatever it comes in contact with; the chemicals in the poison are predigestion chemicals, which combine with the cells of the stung creature in a way that breaks cell membranes and releases chemicals which the sensory (taste) bundles in the tips of the tentacles can use to determine if the creature is food or a predator. In the case of a predator, the jellyfish will not activate the "bring to stomach" mode; in the case of food, the jellyfish activates muscles which cause contraction of the tentacles, which are attached to the prey via the physical hooks of the stingers. The default is "food," in which case poison darts are injected and the food is pulled up to the gut. The morphology of the tentacles is such that, by contracting, the tentacles automatically move towards the gut in a coordinated fashion."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ayers, J. A. and Davis, W. J. "Neuronal control of locomotion in the lobster,Homarus americanus." Journal of Comparative Physiology (1977): 1-27.
  • College, Goshen. "Synaptic junction." 2007. Research in Biophysics. 1 December 2007 <http://www.goshen.edu/.cWtools/download.php/mnF=Synapse.JPG,mnOD=Pictures,mnOD=My%20Documents,dc=physics,dc=www,dc=goshen,dc=edu>.
  • Framsticks. "Various Movies." 2007. Framsticks. 1 December 2007 <http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.frams.alife.pl/common/ff4leg.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.frams.alife.pl/a/al_grafika.html&h=240&w=320&sz=22&hl=en&start=2&sig2=Gu3QXaUHDZ3vexh4El0FGQ&um=1&tbnid=jgjIbdrKwaFcDM:&tbnh=89&tbnw=118&eid=xI1RR_bUG6>.
  • Milne, L. J. "Some Aspects of the Behavior of the Fresh-Water Jellyfish, Craspedacusta sp." The American Naturalist (1938): 464-472.
  • Mindcreators. "Neuron morphology." 2007. Mindcreators.com. 1 December 2007 <http://www.mindcreators.com/NeuronBasics.htm>.

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