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Nerve cells and animal behaviour, Peter J. Simmons, David Young

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Nerve cells and animal behaviour
Title
Nerve cells and animal behaviour
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Simmons, David Young
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An extensively revised third edition of this introduction to neuroethology - the neuronal basis of animal behaviour - for zoology, biology and psychology undergraduate students. The book focuses on the roles of individual nerve cells in behaviour, from simple startle responses to complex behaviours such as route learning by rats and singing by crickets and birds. It begins by examining the relationship between brains and behaviour, and showing how study of specialised behaviours reveals neuronal mechanisms that control behaviour. Information processing by nerve cells is introduced using specific examples, and the establishing roles of neurons in behaviour is described for a predator-prey interaction, toads versus cockroaches. New material includes: vision by insects, which describes sensory filtering; hunting by owls and bats, which describes sensory maps; and rhythmical movements including swimming and flying, which describes how sequences of movements are generated. Includes stunning photographs which capture the detail of the behaviour"--Provided by publisher
  • "The book focuses on the roles of individual nerve cells in behaviour, from simple startle responses to complex behaviours such as route learning by rats and singing by crickets and birds. It begins by examining the relationship between brains and behaviour, and showing how study of specialised behaviours reveals neuronal mechanisms that control behaviour"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simmons, Peter J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942 Feb. 25-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Young, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurons
  • Animal behavior
  • Neurophysiology
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
  • Behavior, Animal
Label
Nerve cells and animal behaviour, Peter J. Simmons, David Young
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [262]-279) and index
Contents
1. Organisation of animal behaviour and of brains: feeding in star-nosed moles and courtship in fruit flies -- 2. Signals in nerve cells: reflexes in mammals and insects -- 3. Neuronal mechanisms for releasing behaviour: predator and prey toad and cockroach -- 4. Neuronal pathways for behaviour: startle behaviours and giant neurons in crayfish and fish -- 5. Eyes and vision: sensory filtering and course control in insects -- 6. Sensory maps: hunting by owls and bats -- 7. Programmes for movement how nervous systems generate and control rhythmic movements -- 8. Changes in nerve cells and behaviour: learning in bees and rats; swarming in locusts -- 9. Nerve cells and animal signalling songs of crickets, electric fish and birds
Control code
ocn495597241
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
viii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780521728485
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009052764
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)495597241
Label
Nerve cells and animal behaviour, Peter J. Simmons, David Young
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [262]-279) and index
Contents
1. Organisation of animal behaviour and of brains: feeding in star-nosed moles and courtship in fruit flies -- 2. Signals in nerve cells: reflexes in mammals and insects -- 3. Neuronal mechanisms for releasing behaviour: predator and prey toad and cockroach -- 4. Neuronal pathways for behaviour: startle behaviours and giant neurons in crayfish and fish -- 5. Eyes and vision: sensory filtering and course control in insects -- 6. Sensory maps: hunting by owls and bats -- 7. Programmes for movement how nervous systems generate and control rhythmic movements -- 8. Changes in nerve cells and behaviour: learning in bees and rats; swarming in locusts -- 9. Nerve cells and animal signalling songs of crickets, electric fish and birds
Control code
ocn495597241
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
3rd ed
Extent
viii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780521728485
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009052764
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)495597241

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