Behavioral neurobiology : an integrative approach /
Günther K.H. Zupanc ; foreword by Theodore H. Bullock.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
description
xix, 371 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0199208301 (Paper), 9780199208302 (Paper)
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
isbn
0199208301 (Paper)
9780199208302 (Paper)
catalogue key
7354063
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"In this text, Zupanc has followed the lead . . . in creating a platform from which students can be introduced to the fascinating field of neuroethology. The text is well organized and well written; the enthusiasm Zupanc has for the subject is readily apparent and helps to keep the reader's attention. This book successfully fills the demand for a current neuroethology text . . . in combination with the material on the supplemental web site, it will prove invaluable to instructors teaching this emerging field."--Shaun D. Cain, inThe Journal of Experimental Biology "If you are looking for a different way to introduce neuroscience, this book about the mechanisms of animal behavior across many taxa will be a useful addition to your bookshelf. It can be used alone or as a supplement."--Janine M. Wotton, inThe Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
"The style is very easy to read and one is tempted to read the whole chapter because of the fascinating style of writing. Undergraduate students are guided nicely to a basic understanding of these phenomena." --Gerhard von der Emde, Universitat Bonn, Institut fur Zoologie (about Chapter 10 of the Second Edition)
Zupanc's integrative approach towards the neural basis of behavior is not only engagingly written and thus suitably fascinating to an interdisciplinary readership, but also represents a well-structured text particularly appropriate for teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. In the context of learning-tools, many novel features supplementing each chapter are appealing, such as sectional outlines, marginal notes highlighting important points, key concepts tackledin text boxes, summaries, a list of questions, and key references. Biographical inserts of leading scientists contribute to the liveliness of the treatment of the corresponding scientific case studies.
'If you are looking for a different way to introduce neuroscience, this book about the mechanisms of animal behavior across many taxa will be a useful addition to your bookshelf. Zupanc's book can be used alone or as a supplement just to provide the fun examples of how the nervous system regulates behavior.'Janine M. Wotton, The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 4(1)'In this text, Zupanc has followed the lead...in creating a platform from which students can be introduced to the fascinating field of neuroethology. The text is well organized...and is well written; the enthusiasm Zupanc has for the subject is readily apparent and helps to keep the reader's attention...This book successfully fills the demand for a current neuroethology text...in combination with the material on the supplemental web site, will proveinvaluable to instructors teaching this emerging field.'Shaun D. Cain The Journal of Experimental Biology'The style is very easy to read and one is tempted to read the whole chapter because of the fascinating style of writing. Undergraduate students are guided nicely to a basic understanding of these phenomena.'Gerhard von der Emde, Universität Bonn, Institut für Zoologie (about Chapter 10 of the Second Edition)
"In this text, Zupanc has followed the lead . . . in creating a platform from which students can be introduced to the fascinating field of neuroethology. The text is well organized and well written; the enthusiasm Zupanc has for the subject is readily apparent and helps to keep the reader's attention. This book successfully fills the demand for a current neuroethology text . . . in combination with the material on the supplemental web site, it will prove invaluable to instructors teaching this emerging field."--Shaun D. Cain, in The Journal of Experimental Biology "If you are looking for a different way to introduce neuroscience, this book about the mechanisms of animal behavior across many taxa will be a useful addition to your bookshelf. It can be used alone or as a supplement."--Janine M. Wotton, in The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education
''In this text, Zupanc has followed the lead...in creating a platform fromwhich students can be introduced to the fascinating field of neuroethology. Thetext is well organized...and is well written; the enthusiasm Zupanc has for thesubject is readily apparent and helps to keep the reader's attention...This booksuccessfully fills the demand for a current neuroethology text...in combinationwith the material on the supplemental web site, will prove invaluable toinstructors teaching this emerging field.''Shaun D. Cain The Journal of Experimental Biology
"If you are looking for a different way to introduce neuroscience, this book about the mechanisms of animal behavior across many taxa will be a useful addition to your bookshelf. Zupanc's book can be used alone or as a supplement just to provide the fun examples of how the nervous systemregulates behavior." --Janine M. Wotton, The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 4(1)
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Main Description
Animals often exhibit intriguing and captivating patterns of behavior, from migration and homing to communication. But how is this behavior controlled?Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative Approach,Second Edition, introduces undergraduate students to the fascinating field of neuroethology, the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behavior. Written in a lively, accessible style, it examines the key ideas that underpin this intricate subject and describes many of the groundbreaking discoveries in the field. Beginning with a look at the history of the study of behavior--from Aristotle to recent breakthroughs and predictions for the future--the text then reviews the ethological and neurobiological concepts that constitute the basic tools of behavioral neurobiology before moving on to the field of neuroethology itself. Each chapter not only describes the major findings in a specific area, but also examines the experimental methods used to obtain these results and the researchers behind them. Taking a comparative zoological approach,Behavioral Neurobiology,Second Edition, enables students to gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of the field without becoming overwhelmed by excessive details. The text is enhanced by detailed case studies, a wide range of examples, summaries of key points, biographical sketches of eminent researchers, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. A Companion Website offers additional resources for students and instructors. New to this edition: * New "Advanced Topic" features that encourage students to engage with the primary literature and develop critical thinking and reading skills * A new chapter on circadian rhythms that looks at classical experiments and recent advances in the molecular understanding of biological clocks * Expanded coverage of action potentials, synaptic transmission, and additional model systems * Improved figures and an extensive new glossary
Main Description
Animals often exhibit intriguing and captivating patterns of behavior, from migration and homing to communication. But how is this behavior controlled? Behavioral Neurobiology: An Integrative Approach, Second Edition, introduces undergraduate students to the fascinating field of neuroethology, the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behavior. Written in a lively, accessible style, it examines the key ideas that underpin this intricate subject and describes many of the groundbreaking discoveries in the field. Beginning with a look at the history of the study of behavior--from Aristotle to recent breakthroughs and predictions for the future--the text then reviews the ethological and neurobiological concepts that constitute the basic tools of behavioral neurobiology before moving on to the field of neuroethology itself. Each chapter not only describes the major findings in a specific area, but also examines the experimental methods used to obtain these results and the researchers behind them. Taking a comparative zoological approach, Behavioral Neurobiology, Second Edition, enables students to gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of the field without becoming overwhelmed by excessive details. The text is enhanced by detailed case studies, a wide range of examples, summaries of key points, biographical sketches of eminent researchers, exercises, and suggestions for further reading. A Companion Website offers additional resources for students and instructors. New to this edition: * New "Advanced Topic" features that encourage students to engage with the primary literature and develop critical thinking and reading skills * A new chapter on circadian rhythms that looks at classical experiments and recent advances in the molecular understanding of biological clocks * Expanded coverage of action potentials, synaptic transmission, and additional model systems * Improved figures and an extensive new glossary
Long Description
Animals often exhibit intriguing and captivating patterns of behavior, from migration and homing, to communication. But how is this behavior controlled? Behavioral Neurobiology introduces undergraduate students and other readers to the fascinating field of neuroethology - the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behavior. Written in a lively, easy to read style, it examines the key concepts and ideas which underpin this intricate and elegant subject, anddescribes many of the groundbreaking discoveries that have helped us to unravel the mechanisms behind the behaviors we can observe.Beginning with a look at the history of the study of behavior, 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 behavioral 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.· A wide range of examples and detailed case studies illustrate key ideas and concepts· The subject is brought to life with the inclusion of boxes throughout the text containing biographical sketches of eminent past and present researchers· Assumes no background knowledge of animal behavior or neurobiologyOnline Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Behavioral Neurobiology features:For students:· 'In the News' periodic updates of relevant news items· Hyperlinked bibliography· Useful weblinksFor lecturers:· Model exams and answers· Figures from the book, ready to download
Bowker Data Service Summary
This accessible textbook introduces undergraduate students and other readers to the field of neuroethology - the study of the neurobiological processes underlying animal behaviour. The book begins with Aristotle's theories of behaviour and leads up to contemporary breakthroughs.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Fundamentals of Neurobiology
Fundamentals of Ethology
Behavioral Neurobiology: A brief history
Spatial Orientation and Sensory Guidance
Neuronal Control of Motor Output
Neuronal Processing of Sensory Information
Sensorimotor Integration: The Jamming Avoidance Response of the Weakly
Neuromodulation: The Accommodation of Motivational Changes in Behavior
Biological Timing and Circadian Clocks
Large-Scale Navigation: Migration and Homing
Communication
Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
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