Birds - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122903502, 9781483273952


1st Edition

Brain and Behavior

Editors: Irving J. Goodman Martin W. Schein
eBook ISBN: 9781483273952
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 288
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Birds: Brain and Behavior is a collection of papers that discusses brain-behaviors problems concentrating on the bird's complex and well-integrated central nervous system. This collection reviews the theoretical and methodological problems concerning comparative studies of bird behavior in a brain-behavior relationship. The book explains the structural organization of the avian brain including the spinal cord and the general ascending/descending patterns of sensory projections. One paper analyzes the hearing and vocalization in songbirds that are composed of the auditory mechanisms, as well as the vocalization and audition systems. A study by Falls (1963) notes that songbirds use more than one type of auditory cue for species recognition. Another paper present brain stimulation parameters that affect bird vocalization. Other papers examine the neural basis of avian discrimination and reversal learning, memory disruptions by brain perturbation, and the behavioral and physiological correlations between the sleep and awake states. This book will prove useful for avian biologists, zoologists, and readers who have a general interest in birds.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Figure Credits 1 Theoretical And Methodological Issues The Comparative Study of Behavior I. One Bird II. Two Birds III. Many Birds IV. Birds and Nonbirds References The Comparative Study of Brain-Behavior Relationships I. Why Comparative Studies? II. Which Animals Shall We Compare? III. What Shall We Compare? References 2 Organization of Neural Systems The Structural Organization of Avian Brain: An Overview I. Introduction II. General Structural Features III. Spinal Cord IV. General Ascending Pattern V. General Descending Pattern VI. Telencephalic Organization VII. Concluding Statement References 3 Neurobehavioral Findings Hearing and Vocalization in Songbirds I. Auditory Mechanisms II. Vocalization and Audition References Brain Stimulation Parameters Affecting Vocalization in Birds I. Anatomical Considerations II. Methodological Considerations References Feeding Behavior in the Pigeon: A Neurobehavioral Analysis I. Normative Studies of Feeding Behavior in the Pigeon II. A Feeding Behavior "System" in the Pigeon III. Feeding Behavior Mechanisms in the Pigeon: Neurobehavioral Mechanisms IV. Conclusion: Implications for the Study of Feeding Behavior References The Study of Sleep in Birds I. Behavioral and Physiological Correlates of Sleep and Waking II. Experimental Manipulation of Sleep References Behavioral Adaptation on Opérant Schedules after Forebrain Lesions in the Pigeon I. Hyperstriatal and Neostriatal Lesions II. Archistriatal Lesions III. Paleostriatal Lesions IV. Conclusions References The N


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