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The Neuroethology of Predation and Escape

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By: Keith T Sillar (Author), Laurence D Picton (Author), William J Heitler (Author)

Wiley-Blackwell

Paperback | May 2016 | #226650 | ISBN-13: 9780470972236
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Hardback | May 2016 | #226651 | ISBN-13: 9780470972243
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Written by a team of leading experts in the field, The Neuroethology of Predation and Escape provides an engaging, broad ranging, and cutting-edge exploration of the neural basis of predator prey interaction, from biophysics to behavior and the evolution of escape and predatory mechanisms. Ideal for students and researchers alike, this advanced text illuminates the design principles of escape and predatory behaviors using a series of case histories from different animal groups to emphasize the convergent evolution of neural circuitry that optimizes the chances of survival.


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Contents

1. The Neuroethology of Predation and Escape
2. Vision
3. Olfaction
4. Owl Hearing
5. Mammalian Hearing
6. The Biosonar System of Bats
7. Electrolocation and electric organs
8. The crayfish escape tail-flip
9. Fish escape: the Mauthner system
10. The mammalian startle reflex
11. The Ballistic Attack of Archer Fish
12. Catapults for Attack and Escape
13. Molluscan defence and escape systems
14. Neurotoxins for attack and defense
15. Concluding thoughts


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