Spatial Representation in Animals

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Sue Healy
Oxford University Press, 1998 - Science - 188 pages
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Our understanding of the way in which animals know how, when, and where to orient and navigate around their environment has grown considerably over the last decade. Movement can vary from small displacements in the immediate environment to the long-distance migration of salmon or swallows. How animals find their way around is both immensely variable and controversial - what cues they use and how their senses are involved, how much they remember, and to what extent they rely on instinctiveinformation or learning. Behaviour, ecology, and neurophysiology are all implicated and have been investigated in a wide range of organisms by researchers all over the world. Individual authors, all eminent specialists within their fields, have been asked to present reviews of the material in which they are most familiar and to speculate about future directions in the field.

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Contents

an arthropod perspective
18
Role of dead reckoning in navigation
54
Spatial representations and homing pigeon navigation
69
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Susan Healy, Department of Psychology, University of Newcastle.

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