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Introduction

Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, and Edward A. Wasserman

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to bring together a diverse group of experts in comparative psychology, neurobiology, and the evolution of animal vision to ... More


How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Olga F. Lazareva, Toru Shimizu, and Edward A. Wasserman (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The visual world of animals is highly diverse and often very different from the world that we humans take for granted. This book provides an extensive review of the latest behavioral and ... More


The behavioural analysis of animal vision

Randolph Blake

in Vision Research: A Practical Guide to Laboratory Methods

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523192
eISBN:
9780191688850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523192.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the behavioural study techniques of animal vision. The visual consequences associated with disorders within the visual nervous system are assessed through the study of animal ... More


Neurobiology of Perception of Illusory Contours in Animals

Andreas Nieder

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the putative neurobiological mechanisms of illusory contour perception in vertebrates and invertebrates. Different animal species with divergent and independently evolved ... More


Units and Geometry

Sönke Johnsen

in The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139906
eISBN:
9781400840663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139906.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores units and geometry in light measurement. For biologists not working on humans, it comes down to a few simple rules: use photons not watts; use wavelength not frequency, but be ... More


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