Advances in Vertebrate Neuroethology

  • Jörg-Peter Ewert
  • Robert R. Capranica
  • David J. Ingle

Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 56)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert R. Capranica
      Pages 3-6
    3. Henning Scheich
      Pages 7-14
    4. Richard J. Andrew
      Pages 15-18
  3. Implications for Neuroethology

  4. Neural Prerequisites of Signal Location

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Mimi Halpern
      Pages 141-176
    3. Masakazu Konishi
      Pages 227-245
    4. James A. Simmons, Shelley A. Kick, Beatrice D. Lawrence
      Pages 247-260
    5. Giacomo Rizzolatti
      Pages 261-297
    6. Seminar Contributions

  5. Neural Bases of Signal Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. D. M. Guthrie
      Pages 381-412
    3. Jörg-Peter Ewert, Harald Burghagen, Evelyn Schürg-Pfeiffer
      Pages 413-475
    4. David I. Perrett, Edmund T. Rolls
      Pages 543-566
    5. Seminar Contributions

  6. Neural Bases of Intraspecific Communication

About this book


This volume presents the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Advances in Vertebrate Neuroethology" held at the University of Kassel, Federal Republic of Germany in August 1981. During the last decade much progress has been made in understanding the neurophysiological bases of behavior in both vertebrates and invertebrates. The reason for this is that a number of new physiological, anatomical, and histochemical techniques have recently been developed for brain research which can now be combined with ethological methods for the analysis of animal behavior to form a new field of research known as "Neuroethology". The term Neuroethology was originally introduced by S.L.Brown and R.W.Hunsperger (1963) in connection with studies on the activation of agonistic behaviors by electrical brain stimulation in cats. Neuroethology was more closely defined by G.Hoyle (1970) in the context of a review on cellular mechanisms underlying behavior of invertebrates. Since the 6th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience held in Toronto in 1976, Neuroethology has become established as a session topic.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg-Peter Ewert
    • 1
  • Robert R. Capranica
    • 2
  • David J. Ingle
    • 3
  1. 1.University of KasselKasselFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Cornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  3. 3.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA

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