Brain Mechanisms of Behaviour in Lower Vertebrates

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P. R. Laming
CUP Archive, Jul 30, 1981 - Medical - 318 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

An introduction to the functional anatomy of the brains
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Demski L
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Evolution of telencephalic function in lower vertebrates
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Culebra Biological Station Culebra Puerto Rico USA 00645 and Dept
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Interspecific variability in brain organization and its possible
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S O E Ebbesson
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vi
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The properties of the visual pathway of a common
79
Neural coding of worms and antiworms in the brain
137
J P Ewert 137
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Sleep ontogeny in fish
171
An electrophysiological study of wakefulness and sleeplike
181
Hypothalamic mechanisms of feeding in fishes
225
The telencephalon and reproductive behaviour in the teleost
239
role of the telencephalon
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Electrical stimulation of the telencephalon and learning in
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Colorado West Regional Mental Health Center PO Box 955 Glenwood
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neuronal substrates
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H Vanegas
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Dept of Zoology University of Manchester Williamson Building
135
Pituitary peptides and memory in fish
301
Index
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