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Final Word

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0291
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

This brief chapter reviews the topics discussed in all three volumes.


Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Ian P. Howard

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

This volume deals with all depth-perception mechanisms other than stereoscopic vision. It first deals with the visual depth cues of accommodation, vergence eye movements, perspective, interposition, ... More


Auditory Distance Perception

Ian P. Howard

in Perceiving in Depth: Volume 3 Other Mechanisms of Depth Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199764167
eISBN:
9780199949373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764167.003.0258
Subject:
Psychology, Vision, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the mechanisms that allow animals and humans to judge the distances of sound sources. It starts by describing the processes that cause a sound source to be perceived outside the ... More


Cetartiodactylan Diversity, Evolution, and Adaptations

Annalisa Berta

in Return to the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520270572
eISBN:
9780520951440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270572.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The origin and evolutionary history of cetartiodactylans, which include cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) and their extinct ungulate relatives, is explored in this chapter. The excellent ... More


Seeing in the Dark: A Sound Approach to Exploration

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean: Reflections on a Century of Exploration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247789
eISBN:
9780520942547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247789.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the use of sound or acoustics for exploring the sea and for understanding the life histories of marine organisms. It describes how acoustics is used for surveying deep ocean ... More


The Natural History and Ecology of Killer Whales

LANCE G. BARRETT-LENNARD and KATHY A. HEISE

in Whales, Whaling, and Ocean Ecosystems

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520248847
eISBN:
9780520933200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248847.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter notes that evidence of the behavioral versatility of killer whales is provided by the wide variety of foraging methods they employ throughout their cosmopolitan range; the ... More


Echolocation and other senses

John D. Altringham

in Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter investigates the process of echolocation in bats. It describes the characteristics of echolocation calls and analyses the properties and functions of echolocation pulses. It illustrates ... More


The Role of Social Selection in the Evolution of Hippocampal Specialization

Lucia F. Jacobs

in Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the evolution of the hippocampus, taking into consideration natural selection, sexual selection, and social selection as evolutionary forces that play important roles in ... More


Hearing and Olfaction

Graham R. Martin

in The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

Hearing and the sense of smell (olfaction) complement vision in gaining information about objects remote from the body. Hearing sensitivity in birds shows relatively little variation between species ... More


Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

John D. Altringham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Bats are highly charismatic and popular animals that are not only fascinating in their own right, but illustrate most of the topical and important concepts and issues in mammalian biology. This book ... More


Why we need to move from gene-culture co-evolution to culturally driven co-evolution

Daniel Dor and Eva Jablonka

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents four lines of argumentation for the claim that the emergence of language can and should be explained as a culturally driven process that eventually entangled individual ... More


Evolution and diversity

John D. Altringham

in Bats: From Evolution to Conservation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199207114
eISBN:
9780191810015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199207114.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the biological evolution and diversity of bats. It examines various bat fossils in determining the origin of bats, and briefly compares the physical characteristics of current ... More


Evolutionary ecology of non-visual fruit traits

H. Martin Schaefer and Graeme D. Ruxton

in Plant-Animal Communication

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199563609
eISBN:
9780191810060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199563609.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the responses of animals to the gustatory, tactile, and olfactory ways of communication of fruits. It begins by examining the ripening process in fleshy fruits and then ... More


Being in Touch

Colin Marshall

in Compassionate Moral Realism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809685
eISBN:
9780191846953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809685.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues for the existence of a specific irreplaceable epistemic good: being in touch. Being in touch is more or less the good of perceiving or experiencing things as they are in ... More


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