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Nerve cells and animal behaviour

Author: Peter J Simmons; David Young
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Simmons; David Young
ISBN: 9780521899772 052189977X 9780521728485 0521728487
OCLC Number: 495597241
Description: viii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Organisation of animal behaviour and of brains : feeding in star-nose 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.
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