skip to content
Nerve cells and animal behaviour Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Nerve cells and animal behaviour

Author: Peter J Simmons; David Young
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Extensively revised, the third edition of this introduction to neuroethology - the neuronal basis of animal behaviour-is written for zoology, biology and psychology students. It 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 by birds. The text begins by examining the relationship between
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simmons, Peter J. (Peter John), 1952-
Nerve cells and animal behaviour.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 99011620
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Simmons; David Young
ISBN: 0511019610 9780511019616 0521622166 9780521622165 0521627265 9780521627269 051103525X 9780511035258 051117344X 9780511173448 9781139164269 1139164260
OCLC Number: 1105465056
Notes: Revised edition of: Nerve cells and animal behaviour / David Young. 1989.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 266 p. :) il.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Nerve cells --
3. Giant neurons and escape behaviour --
4. Capturing sensory information --
5. Stimulus filtering: vision and motion detection --
6. Hearing and hunting: sensory maps. 7. Programs for movement --
8. Circuits of nerve cells and behaviour --
9. Nerve cells and changes in behaviour.
Other Titles: Nerve cells and animal behavior.
Responsibility: Peter Simmons and David Young.

Abstract:

Extensively revised, the third edition of this introduction to neuroethology - the neuronal basis of animal behaviour-is written for zoology, biology and psychology students. It 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 by birds. The text begins by examining the relationship between brains and behaviour and shows how study of specialised behaviours reveals neuronal mechanisms that control behaviour. information processing by nerve cells is introduced using specific examples, and how the roles of neurons in behaviour are established is described for a predator-prey interaction, toads versus cockroaches. Much new material is included in chapters: on vision by insects, which describes sensory filtering; on hunting by owls and bats, which describes sensory maps, and on rhythmical movements including swimming and flying.

From reviews of the previous editions.

"The strengths of the book lie in its ability to stimulate those interested in neurobiology and provide, through clear examples. an excellent introduction to the field of neuroethology."--Thomas H.J. Borne, The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

"In a nutshell, it provides a very comprehensive picture of what we know of neural systems and behaviour, and it does so in a concise, easy-to-read format that students will love ... an excellent supplementary book for a neurobiology course."--Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Zoologists --Book Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1105465056> # Nerve cells and animal behaviour
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1105465056" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Place/cambridge_u_k> ; # Cambridge, U.K.
    rdfs:seeAlso <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#CreativeWork/nerve_cells_and_animal_behaviour> ; # Nerve cells and animal behaviour.
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/573.86/e21/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Topic/neurofisiologia> ; # Neurofisiología
    schema:alternateName "Nerve cells and animal behavior." ;
    schema:bookEdition "2nd ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Person/young_david_1942_february_25> ; # David Young
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Person/simmons_peter_j_peter_john_1952> ; # Peter John Simmons
    schema:datePublished "1999" ;
    schema:description ""In a nutshell, it provides a very comprehensive picture of what we know of neural systems and behaviour, and it does so in a concise, easy-to-read format that students will love ... an excellent supplementary book for a neurobiology course."--Bulletin of the Canadian Society of Zoologists --Book Jacket." ;
    schema:description "7. Programs for movement -- 8. Circuits of nerve cells and behaviour -- 9. Nerve cells and changes in behaviour." ;
    schema:description "1. Introduction -- 2. Nerve cells -- 3. Giant neurons and escape behaviour -- 4. Capturing sensory information -- 5. Stimulus filtering: vision and motion detection -- 6. Hearing and hunting: sensory maps." ;
    schema:description ""The strengths of the book lie in its ability to stimulate those interested in neurobiology and provide, through clear examples. an excellent introduction to the field of neuroethology."--Thomas H.J. Borne, The Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour." ;
    schema:description "From reviews of the previous editions." ;
    schema:description "Extensively revised, the third edition of this introduction to neuroethology - the neuronal basis of animal behaviour-is written for zoology, biology and psychology students. It 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 by birds. The text begins by examining the relationship between brains and behaviour and shows how study of specialised behaviours reveals neuronal mechanisms that control behaviour. information processing by nerve cells is introduced using specific examples, and how the roles of neurons in behaviour are established is described for a predator-prey interaction, toads versus cockroaches. Much new material is included in chapters: on vision by insects, which describes sensory filtering; on hunting by owls and bats, which describes sensory maps, and on rhythmical movements including swimming and flying." ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1026751> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#CreativeWork/nerve_cells_and_animal_behaviour> ;
    schema:name "Nerve cells and animal behaviour" ;
    schema:numberOfPages "266" ;
    schema:productID "1105465056" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1105465056#PublicationEvent/cambridge_u_k_new_york_cambridge_university_press_1999> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Agent/cambridge_university_press> ; # Cambridge University Press
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10014941> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=74333> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511035258> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521627269> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521622165> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781139164269> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511173448> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511019616> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1105465056> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Agent/cambridge_university_press> # Cambridge University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Cambridge University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Person/simmons_peter_j_peter_john_1952> # Peter John Simmons
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1952" ;
    schema:familyName "Simmons" ;
    schema:givenName "Peter John" ;
    schema:givenName "Peter J." ;
    schema:name "Peter John Simmons" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Person/young_david_1942_february_25> # David Young
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1942 February 25" ;
    schema:familyName "Young" ;
    schema:givenName "David" ;
    schema:name "David Young" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Place/cambridge_u_k> # Cambridge, U.K.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Cambridge, U.K." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#Topic/neurofisiologia> # Neurofisiología
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Neurofisiología" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1026751#CreativeWork/nerve_cells_and_animal_behaviour>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Nerve cells and animal behaviour." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1105465056> ; # Nerve cells and animal behaviour
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511019616>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0511019610" ;
    schema:isbn "9780511019616" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511035258>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "051103525X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780511035258" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780511173448>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "051117344X" ;
    schema:isbn "9780511173448" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521622165>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0521622166" ;
    schema:isbn "9780521622165" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780521627269>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0521627265" ;
    schema:isbn "9780521627269" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781139164269>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1139164260" ;
    schema:isbn "9781139164269" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.