The inter-relationships between neural function and learning are explored in this volume with reference to such topics as imprinting, song-learning in birds, food-storage by birds, conditioning and other learning processes in a range of animals including human and non-human primates. The role of the hipocampus in memory functions is also discussed. The volume includes the Croonian Lecture by Professor R.A.Hinde on the interdependence of the behavioural sciences. Each contribution provides an updated account of current developments. The papers were presented and discussed at a Royal Society meeting in February 1990 and appear in the Society;s "Philosophical Transactions Series B".
L. Weiskrantz: Problems of learning and memory: one or multiple memory systems?; Peter Marler: Song-learning: the interface between behaviour and neuroethology; F. Nottebohm, Arturo Alvarez Buylla, Jeffrey Cynx, John Kirn, Chang-Ying Ling, Marla Nottebohm, Robert Suter, Amanda Tolles, & Heather Williams: Song-learning in birds: the relation between perception and production; P. Bateson: Is imprinting such a special case?; G. Horn: Neural bases of
recognition memory investigated through an analysis of imprinting; Sara J. Shettleworth: Spatial memory in food-storing birds; J.R. Krebs: Food-storing birds: adaptive specialization in brain and behaviour?; R.F. Thompson: Neural mechanisms of classical conditioning in mammals; Kent Fitzgerald, William G. Wright,
Emilie A. Marcus, & Thomas J. Carew: Multiple forms of non-associative plasticity in Aplysia: a behavioural cellular, and pharmacological analysis; I.P.L. Maclaren & A. Dickinson: The conditioning connection; R.G.M. Morris, S. Davies, & S.P. Butcher: Hippocampal synaptic plasticity and NMDA receptors: a role in information storage?; D.J. Willshaw & J.T. Buckingham: An assessment of Marr's theory of hippocampus as a temporary memory store; R.A. Hinde: The Croonian
Lecture. The interdependence of the behavioural sciences; Index.
Number Of Pages: 142
Published: 20th June 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 21.5
Weight (kg): 0.68