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Behavioural Brain Research in Naturalistic and Semi-Naturalistic Settings : NATO Science Series D: - Enrice Alleva

Behavioural Brain Research in Naturalistic and Semi-Naturalistic Settings

NATO Science Series D:

By: Enrice Alleva (Editor), Aldo Fasolo (Editor), Hans-Peter Lipp (Editor), Lynn Nadel (Editor), Laura Ricceri (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1995
ISBN: 9780792335702
Number Of Pages: 466

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We are at the midpoint in the "Decade of the Brain". Why do we know so much and yet understand so little about the brain? The field of neuroscience has exploded, and anyone who attends one of the large meetings has the impression of drinking from a fire hydran- as so aptly put by the late neuroanatomist Walle J. H. Nauta. Part of that feeling is a general-information problem, experienced in other fields of scienc as well. In brain research, however, the problem is accentuated by the rapid advances of molecular and cellular brain research. The dynamics created by these lines of research have multiplied published output, but have inevitably entailed a compartmentalization of scientific interests and research strategies. If the cost of gaining knowledge is a shrinking horizon of the individual scientist, neuroscience must develop strategies for organizing the acquisition of knowledge. Some of this guidance is given by the society -by medical and, perhaps, commercial needs. But who provides the backbone for establishing a generally accepted "schema" for basic brain research -a frame of reference onto which the millions of information fragments can be fitted, in a way acceptable to a multicultural and polymethodical neuroscience community? We believe that developmental and evolutionary biology has the potential to provide a commonly accepted frame of reference for that multilevel system approach needed to understand the workings of the brain.

New Paths Towards Old Dreams: Microphrenologyp. 3
On Telling Growth from Parcellation in Brain Evolutionp. 37
Neural Darwinism in the Olfactory Systemp. 63
Brain Composition and Ecological Niches in the Wild or Under Man-Made Conditions (Domestication)p. 83
Through the Looking-Glass of Cephalopod Colour Patternsp. 105
Discussion Group: Comparative Brain Morphologyp. 131
Lateralization in Memory and the Avian Hippocampus in Food-Storing Birdsp. 139
Comparative Studies of Memory in Food Storing Birdsp. 159
Temporal and Functional Relationship of Brain Maturation and Behavioural Developmentp. 193
Homing Pigeons, Hippocampus and Spatial Cognitionp. 207
Recent Experiments on Pigeon Navigationp. 225
Discussion Group: Behavioural Brain Research in Naturalistic and Semi-Naturalistic Settingsp. 239
The Psychobiology of Spatial Behavior: The Hippocampal Formation and Spatial Mappingp. 245
Variations in the Morphology of the Septo-Hippocampal Complex and Maze Learning in Rodents: Correlation Between Morphology and Behaviourp. 259
Dissociation Between Basic Components of Spatial Memory in Ratsp. 277
The Ecology of Spatial Cognitionp. 301
Natural Selection on Hippocampal Circuitry Underlying Exploratory Behaviour in Mice: Quantitative-Genetic Analysisp. 323
Stereological Analysis of the Hippocampal Formation of Male and Female Hypothyroid Ratsp. 343
Discussion Group: Hippocampusp. 353
Evaluating the Social Behaviour of Rodents: Laboratory, Semi-Naturalistic and Naturalistic Approachesp. 359
Animal Reasoning Ability in L.V. Krushinsky's Experimentsp. 375
Social Behaviour and Telemetric Assessment of Thermoregulation in Hibernating Marmotsp. 395
Understanding Primate Behaviour: A Cooperative Effort of Field and Laboratory Researchp. 413
Methodological and Ethical Considerations on the Use of Telemetry in the Study of Behavioural Responses of Monkeys to Environmental Challengesp. 425
Discussion Group: The Study of Behaviour in Naturalistic, Semi-Naturalistic and Laboratory Environmentsp. 435
Poster Abstracts of Participantsp. 439
Indexp. 457
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ISBN: 9780792335702
ISBN-10: 0792335708
Series: NATO Science Series D:
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 466
Published: 31st July 1995
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.86

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