Peer Reviewed Publications

Auletta A, Rue MCP, 
Harley CM
, Hao L, Li LJ, Mesce KA. In revision. The identification, characterization and anatomical distribution pattern of catecholaminergic neurons in the central nervous systems of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) and other arachnids. Submitted to Journal of Comparative Neurology.

Harley CM
, Asplen, M. (2018) Annelid Vision. Oxford Encyclopedia of Neuroscience  

*  Thompson, KJ, Harley, CM^, Barthel, GM, Sanders, MA, and Mesce, KA (2015) Plasmon Resonance and the imaging of metal-impregnanted neurons with the laser scanning confocal microscope. Elife 4:e09388

* Martin, JP, Guo, PG, Mu, L, Harley, CM, Ritzman, RE (2015) Central-complex control of movement in the freely walking cockroach. Current Biology, 25: 2795-2803

Harley CM, Reilly, MG, Stewart C, Schlegel C, Morley E, Puhl JG, Nagel, C, Crisp, KM, Mesce KA (2015) Compensatory plasticity restores locomotion following chronic removal of descending projections. J. Neurophysiology, 113(10): 3610-3622
     Harley CM, Wagenaar, D.A. (2013) Scanning behavior in the medicinal leech Hirudo verbanaPLOSONE 9(1): e86120

Harley CM (2013) A win for science: The benefits of mentoring high school students in the lab.
*+ Harley CM, Rossi M, Cienfuegos J, Wagenaar D.A (2013) Discontinuous locomotion and prey sensing in the leech. 

Ritzmann RE, Harley CM, Daltorio KA, Tietz BR, Pollack AJ, Bender JA, Guo P, Horomanski AL, Kathman ND, 
Nieuwoudt C, Brown AE, Quinn RD. (2012) Deciding Which Way to Go: How Do Insects Alter Movements to Negotiate Barriers? Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2012;6:97. 

 * Harley, C.M., Cienfuegos, J, Wagenaar, D.A. (2011)Developmentally regulated multisensory integration for prey 
localization in the medicinal leech. Journal of Experimental Biology 214(22) 3801-3807

Harley, C. M. and Ritzmann, R. E. (2010). Electrolytic Lesions within Central Complex Neuropils of the Cockroach 
Brain Affect Negotiation of Barriers. Journal of Experimental Biology 213 (16): 2851-2864

 * Harley, C.M. , B. A. English, and R.E. Ritzmann (2009) Characterization of obstacle negotiation behaviors in the 

Lewinger, W.A., Harley, C.M., Watson, M.S., Ritzmann, R.E., Branicky, M.S., Quinn, R.D. (2008) Insect and Animal-
Inspired Sensing to Enable Autonomous Mobile Robot Obstacle Avoidance Applied Bionics and Biomechanics 6(1): 43 - 61

Lewinger, W.A., Harley, C.M., Ritzmann, R.E., Branicky, M.S., Quinn, R.D., (2005) Insect-like Antennal Sensing for 
Climbing and Tunneling Behavior in a Biologically-inspired Mobile Robot.

^co-first author
* feature article
+ editor's choice article

Other Publications

Visible Body Laboratory Activities (developed 2018):
  • For Human Anatomy Atlas (available at
    • Special senses: vision
    • Special senses: the ear
    • Special senses: smell and taste
  • For Anatomy and Physiology
    • Special senses primer
    • Special senses: taste and smell
    • Special senses: vision
    • Special senses: the ear

From time to time I manage to get a little bit of media coverage.