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Brain Mechanisms of Behaviour in Lower Vertebrates : Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series of the American So - P.R. Laming

Brain Mechanisms of Behaviour in Lower Vertebrates

Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series of the American So

By: P.R. Laming (Editor)

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Published: 28th September 1981
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First published in 1981, this book is about how the brain controls the behaviour of lower vertebrates. It concentrates on teleosts and amphibians as these are the classes about which most is known. The literature dealing with mammalian brain mechanisms of behaviour is extensive and this book starts to fill the gaps in our knowledge of vertebrate brain behaviour so that the multidisciplinary, comparative approach will be better understood. The text deals with selected topics from five major areas of interest, commencing with the evolution of lower vertebrate brain structure in relation to function. Subsequent sections look at the way sensory information is processed, how sleep, arousal and wakefulness and the level of attention and appetite in lower vertebrates are studies and, finally, how experience may modify the behaviour of these animals. The book combines an introduction to comparative neurothology with specialised topics in which advances have been made. The book will interest students and research workers in neurobiology and animal behaviour.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Evolutionary Perspectives in Vertebrate Neuroethology
An introduction to the functional anatomy of the brains of fish and amphibians (with comments on the reptiles)
Evolution of telencephalic function in lower vertebrates
Interspecific variability in brain organisation and its possible relation to evolutionary mechanisms
Sensory Mechanisms and Behaviour
The properties of the visual pathway of a common freshwater fish in relation to its visual behaviour
The telstean optic tectum: neuronal substrates for behavioural mechanisms
Behavioural and electrophysiological studies of chemosensory reactions in fish
Neural coding of 'worms' and 'antiworms' in the brain of toads: the question of hardwired and softwired systems
Sleep, Wakefulness and Arousal
Sleep ontogeny in fish
An electrophysiological study of wakefulness and sleep-like states in fish and amphibians
The physiological basis of alert behaviour in fish
Neuronal Substrates of Appetitive Behaviour
Hypothalamic mechanisms of feeding fishes
The telencephalon and reproductive behaviour in the teleost Macropodus opercularis: effects of lesions on the incidence of spawning and egg cannibalism
Learning and Memory Mechanisms
Learning in teleost fish: role of the telencephalon
Electrical stimulation of the telencephalon and learning in a teleost fish
Pituitary peptides and memory in fish
Index
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ISBN: 9780521281683
ISBN-10: 0521281687
Series: Arnold and Caroline Rose Monograph Series of the American So
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 28th September 1981
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.49