Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans: Laboratory and Field Evidence

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Jeanette A. Thomas, Ronald A. Kastelein
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 11, 2013 - Science - 710 pages
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This book evolved through the efforts of several organizations and the dedication of many individuals. In 1987, we received arequest to propose a workshop topic for the Fifth International Theriological Congress (ITC) to be held in August 1989 in Rome, Italy. After looking up the meaning of the word "theriological" in the dictionary and discovering that it pertains to mammalian behavior, we decided a symposium on sensory abilities of whales and dOlphins would be an interesting topic. The ITC convenes only every five years and has the distinction of being very weIl attended by scientists from around the world. We thought that hosting a workshop in conjunction with the ITC would attract a variety of international scientists that rarely have the opportunity to interact. Fortunately for all involved, our prediction was correct. The first two days of the workshop, 23-24 August 1989, were held in conjunction with ITC and the nearly 1,000 attending scientists were able to view our posters and listen to lectures. The third day was limited to only ab out 65 invited scientists who were divided into topical working groups chaired by a rapporteur.
 

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Contents

Forehead Anatomy of Phocoena phocoena and Cephalorhynchus
1
Structure and Thalamocortical Relations of the Cetacean
19
A Potential Neural Substrate for Geomagnetic Sensibility
31
Immunocytochemistry of Neurotransmitters in Visual
39
Evolution of the Nasal Anatomy of Cetaceans e e e e e
67
Threedimensional Reconstructions of the Dolphin
81
Sensory Neocortex in Dolphin Brain 107
106
Evolutionary Morphology and Acoustics in
137
Masked Hearing Abilities in a False Killer Whale
395
Electrophysiological Studies on Hearing in Some
405
Localization of the Acoustic Window at
416
Concluding Comments on Cetacean Hearing
427
Preliminary Results from Psychophysical Studies
435
Taste Reception in the Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin
447
Cognitive Performance of Dolphins in Visuallyguided
455
Anatomical and Histological Characteristics of
463

Tactile Sensitivity Somatosensory Responses Skin
163
A Potential System of Delaylines in the Dolphin Auditory
181
Concluding Comments on Sensory Anatomy and Physiology 195
194
Target Detection in Noise by Echolocating Dolphins
203
Preliminary Notes on Behaviour of a Blindfolded
217
On the Two Auditory Subsystems in Dolphins
233
A Proposed Echolocation Receptor for the Bottlenose
255
Studies on Echolocation of Porpoises Taken in Salmon
268
Very Highfrequency Acoustic Emissions from
283
High Intensity Narwhal Clicks e e e e
295
Investigations on the Control of Echolocation Pulses
304
Purposeful Changes in the Structure of Echolocation
317
Preliminary Hearing Study on Gray Whales
335
Inferences about Perception in Large Cetaceans
347
Formation of an Adaptive Structure of the Peripheral
363
Frequencyselectivity of the Auditory System in
384
Quasiolfaction e e s e e
481
Best Vision Zones in the Retinae of Some Cetaceans 505
504
Visual Ecology and Cognition in Cetaceans e e
518
Glance
537
Visual Displays for Communication in Cetaceans 5 45
544
Concluding Comments on Vision Tactition
561
Acoustic Behavior of Mysticete Whales e e 57 1
571
Acoustic Behavior in a Local Population of Bottlenose
584
Organization of Communication System
599
Signalization of the Bottlenose Dolphin during
623
Concluding Comments on Acoustic Communication e e e
635
Behavioural
651
Attention and Decisionmaking in Echolocation
664
The Ability of Bottlenose Dolphins Tursiops truncatus
685
Concluding Comments on Other Sensory Abilities
699
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