Abstract
  1. Introduction
    1. Learning
    2. Classical Conditioning
    3. Operant Conditioning
    4. How Distinct are Classical and Operant Conditioning?
    5. Drosophila in the Neurosciences
    6. Drosophila in the Flight Simulator
      1. The Flight Trace
      2. Input/Output Analysis
    7. Classical and Operant Conditioning in Drosophila
  2. Material and Methods
    1. The Animals
    2. The Experimental Setup
    3. The Experiments
      1. The Standard Experiment
      2. Classical Conditioning
    4. The Evaluation
      1. The Flight Trace I: Arena Position
        1. Avoidance/Learning
        2. Fixation
        3. Quadrant Changes and Arena Rotation
      2. The Flight Trace II: Yaw Torque
        1. Spike Detection
        2. Spike Dynamics and -Timing
        3. Spike Polarity
      3. The Flight Trace III: Combined Evaluation
      4. Spike Detection Efficiency
    5. Statistics
  3. Results and Discussion
    1. Spike Detection
    2. Spikes
    3. Stepwise Arena Rotation
    4. Measurements at t1
    5. Comparing the Standard Experiment and Classical Conditioning
      1. Avoidance and Learning
      2. Spike Dynamics and -Timing
      3. Spike Polarity
      4. Variables Measured Independently of Quadrant Treatment
    6. Measurements at t2
  4. Conclusion
    1. How 'Classical' is the Standard Experiment?
    2. Classical and Operant Conditioning: Merely an Operational Distinction?
    3. What is Learned During Conditioning?
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Zusammenfassung
  7. References

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This paper was first published on the web on september 12th, 1996
© Björn Brembs, 1996