The mind of a worm.

  • Thomas J
  • 32


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 11


    Citations of this article.


In 1967, Sydney Brenner isolated the first behavioral mutants of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, and in 1970, John White began the systematic reconstruction of its nervous system. This dual approach of genetics coupled with detailed morphological analysis, now enhanced by the tools of molecular biology and electrophysiology, still dominates the study of the function and development of the C. elegans nervous system. Although Brenner's vision of a comprehensive understanding of this simple animal has taken time to mature, findings of the past few years indicate that the tree is bearing fruit.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document

  • ISSN: 0036-8075
  • PMID: 7911601
  • PUI: 224176970
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0028284773
  • ISBN: 0036-8075
  • SGR: 0028284773


  • J H Thomas

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free