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The Neuroethology of Reproduction

  • Norman T. Adler
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 56)

Abstract

Neuroethology is the branch of biological science that deals with the relationship between biologically adaptive behavior patterns and physiological mechanisms. To better understand these responses, neuroethological investigations are directed to uncovering the neural and hormonal mechanisms that control species-typical behavior. Often investigators in this field are not as much concerned with general motor pathways but with the specific pathways that, for example, allow prey capture by amphibia or the sensory mechanisms that allow the birds of a particular species to recognize their natural song (e.g., see H.-J. Leppelsack, this volume).

Keywords

Corpus Luteum Sperm Competition Pudendal Nerve Vaginal Plug Medial Preoptic Area 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman T. Adler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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