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Sci. STKE, 23 May 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 336, p. pe23
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.3362006pe23]

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Food for Thought: Honeybee Foraging, Memory, and Acetylcholine

Norman M. Weinberger*

Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory and Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA.

Abstract: Recent research implicates acetylcholine signaling through muscarinic receptors in structural changes that take place in the honeybee brain in response to foraging. These new findings are consistent with research from earlier studies implicating cholinergic signaling in associative learning as well as in the response to an enriched environment in mammals, which suggests that cholinergic signaling may play a critical role in learning and memory mechanisms across phyla.

*Contact information. E-mail, nmweinbe{at}uci.edu

Citation: N. M. Weinberger, Food for Thought: Honeybee Foraging, Memory, and Acetylcholine. Sci. STKE 2006, pe23 (2006).

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