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Plasticity

Andrew P. Hendry

in Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691145433
eISBN:
9781400883080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145433.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter details the nature of plasticity and how it can be studied, focusing in particular on the “reaction norm” approach. The subsequent key questions first evaluate whether or not plasticity ... More


Learning and Compensation in the Vestibular System

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean A. Büttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

in The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Neuronal systems must learn how to adapt to changes in their intrinsic structure or in the environment. The vestibular system is no exception. Several features have made it an attractive system in ... More


Frontiers on the Interface between Behavioral Syndromes and Social Behavioral Ecology

Andrew Sih

in Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses how behavioral syndromes relate to mating and cooperation. It also examines the social ecology of behavioral syndromes by considering the following issues: (1) key aspects of ... More


Toward a Naturalistic Theory of Inclusivist Moral Progress

Allen Buchanan

in The Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190868413
eISBN:
9780190868444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868413.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the evolutionary core of a naturalistic theory that can account for the “inclusivist anomaly” discussed in the previous chapter. It draws upon a wide range of evidence ... More


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