Information processing by nerve cells is introduced using specific examples and the establishing roles of neurons in behaviour is described for a predator prey interaction toads versus. The book focuses on the roles of individual nerve cells in behaviour from simple startle responses to complex behaviours such as route learning by rats and singing by crickets and birds it begins by examining the relationship between brains and behaviour and showing how study of specialised behaviours reveals neuronal mechanisms that control behaviour. Nerve cells and animal behaviour is an interesting and pleasant read that conveys the thrill of studying the neural basis of animal behavior it would be ideal for triggering interesting discussions in a relatively small biology or psychology course william b kristan jr the quarterly review of biology. Nerve cells and animal behaviour this new edition of nerve cells and animal behaviour has been updated and expanded by peter simmons and david young in order to take into account more recent advances while still maintaining the books accessibility to university students
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