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Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments

Edited By: SP Collin and NJ Marshall

464 pages, 140 illus


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #139574 | ISBN: 0387955275
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Discusses the most important themes that have emerged from recent research and provides a summary of likely future directions.


General Introduction.- Foreward.- Preface.- Introduction to Part 1: Navigation and communication.- Sound detection mechanisms and capabilities of teleost fishes.- Trails in open waters: sensory cues in salmon migration.- Detection and use of the earth's magnetic field by aquatic vertebrates.- Introduction to Part 2: Finding food and other localised sources.- Physical principles of electric, magnetic, and near-field acoustic orientation in early aquatic vertebrates.- Active electrolocation and its neural processing in mormyrid electric fish.- Processing of dipole and more complex hydrodynamic stimuli under still- and running water conditions.- Information processing by the lateral line system.- Retinal sampling and the visual field in fishes.- Introduction to Part 3: The co-evolution of signal and sense.- Sound generation and acoustic reception in fishes with some notes on frogs.- The design of colour signals and colour vision in fish.- Colour vision in fishes and its neural basis.- Chemically mediated strategies to counter predation.- Mechanisms of ultraviolet polarization vision in fish.- Aspects of the sensory ecology of cephalopods.- Recent progress in aquatic vertebrate olfaction.

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