neuroethology


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neuroethology

[‚nu̇·rō·ē′thäl·ə·jē]
(zoology)
The study of the neural basis of animal behavior.
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It has had widespread implications for neuroethology, as it applies to organisms across the animal kingdom.
Emotions, then, are regulatory brain-body states that mobilize various endogenous systems, allowing us to coordinate our engagement with the external world, that is, "to cope with the challenges of [our] physical and social environment." Many such states, "especially acute states such as fear or anger, are coupled with enhanced perceptual processing, decision making, action selection, and increased energetic expenditure" (Katalin Gothard & Kari Hoffman, "Circuits of Emotion in the Primate Brain," in Primate Neuroethology, ed.
An area within the neurosciences that is specialized in the comparative study of both the neural anatomy and the functions that underlie animal behavior is termed Comparative Neuroethology (Laming, 1981).
Forty-five international academics and researchers contribute to a text for students, researchers, and academics covering all levels of invertebrate nervous systems, from neurogenetics and molecular neurobiology to neurophysiology and neuroethology. The text demonstrates the diversity of invertebrates in the natural world--both model and non-model species--and illustrates not only molecular and cellular mechanisms of neural function, but also higher-level circuits and systems.
(2) Yadin Dudai, "Properties of Learning and Memory in Drosophila melanogaster", Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 1976, 114: 69-89.
In 1997, she joined the Biology Department of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and brought her combined backgrounds of neuroethology and neuroradiology to bear on modeling hearing in marine mammals based on their specialized auditory system anatomy, and most recently on analyzing potential effects of man-made noise in the oceans.
Intelligence as Adaptive Behavior: An Experiment in Computational Neuroethology. Academic Press, 1990.
The neuroethology and immunology of a few cockroaches have been extensively studied, but most species remain unexamined.
In doing so, researchers have given birth to a field called computational neuroethology, in which computer and engineering experts create programs that try to do what animals do the way animals do it.
Abraham Puga-Olguin received a fellowship from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACyT) for postgraduate studies in neuroethology (Reg.
Developmental neuroethology: changes in escape and defensive behavior during growth of the lobster.