An Integrative Approach
Animals often exhibit intriguing and captivating patterns of behaviour, from migration and homing, to communication. But how is this behaviour controlled? Behavioral Neurobiology introduces undergraduate students and other readers to the fascinating field of neuroethology - the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behaviour. Written in a lively, easy to read style, it examines the key concepts and ideas which underpin this intricate and elegant subject, and describes many of the ground-breaking discoveries that have helped us to unravel the mechanisms behind the behaviours we can observe.Beginning with a look at the history of the study of behaviour, from Aristotle to recent breakthroughs and predictions for the future, the book then reviews the ethological and neurobiological concepts that constitute the essential tools of behavioural neurobiology, before moving on to the field of neuroethology itself. In each chapter, the text not only describes the major findings in each area, but also the methods used to obtain these results.This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Sales and Learning Resource Consultant for more information.New to This Edition:A new chapter on Active Orientation and LocalizationThe chapter on Communication has been significantly expanded by covering recent research in the neurobiology of cricket phonotaxis.The chapter on Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory has been significantly expanded by adding information particularly on place cells and the role of adult neurogenesis in learning and memory formation.New learning features have been added: a 'Key Concepts' list at the start of each chapter, 'The Bigger Picture' section at the end of each chapter linking the chapter's content to the wider field of research and application, and new short-answer questions at the end of each chapter.Additional online resources: multiple choice questions and Journal Club material are now available for each chapter.