Abstract. Berg et al. did not reproduce our results but worked on different preparations and, in one central experiment, used a significantly different electrode configuration. To clarify the situation, we have repeated their experiment on the walking leg of a lobster using an apparatus that can produce both electrode configurations. With the configuration used by Berg et al., the signal of the nerve pulse disappears when forced to pass through the region strongly perturbed by the second stimulus. In our original collision setup, pulses do not travel through perturbed regions, and pulses pass through each other without annihilation as previously reported. These results demonstrate that we handle the preparations correctly. Furthermore, they call for a reinterpretation of the so-called collision block experiment performed by Berg et al. Most likely, their results merely indicate inhibition of the nerve pulse by a strong stimulus and not annihilation upon collision as claimed.