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Adaptations: Neural and Sensory

J. Eduardo P. W. Bicudo, William A. Buttemer, Mark A. Chappell, James T. Pearson, and Claus Bech

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Birds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199228447
eISBN:
9780191711305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228447.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Birds are able to perform numerous tasks with a high degree of complexity. It is not apparent that the structures associated with the cognitive ability of the bird brain are comparable to those of ... More


Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Nonavian Aquatic Reptiles

Kurt Schwenk

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents a comparative study of the structure and function of chemical senses of nonavian aquatic reptiles such as turtles, crocodylians (crocodiles and alligators), squamates (lizards ... More


Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Aquatic Mammals

Henry Pihlström

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents a comparative study of the structure and function of chemical senses in aquatic mammals. It first discusses the chemosensory systems of extant species of Monotremata, ... More


Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Chemical Senses in Amphibians

John O. Reiss and Heather L. Eisthen

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the structure and function of chemosensory systems in amphibians. It first describes the morphology of larval and adult chemosensory organs and their functions in aquatic and ... More


Archiving Odors

Thomas Hellman Morton

in Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128345
eISBN:
9780197561416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128345.003.0025
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

In an ode addressed to his friend Fabullus, the Roman poet Catullus speaks of a fragrance so pleasing that “when you smell it you will beg the gods to make you all nose.” Would that the recipe for ... More


Aquatic chemical ecology: new directions and challenges for the future

Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter assesses the important challenges for the future of chemical ecology, including the chemicals involved, the importance of the chemical network in natural systems, and the effects of ... More


Migration and navigation

Ole B. Stabell

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter considers some fascinating ways animals use chemical cues to find their way home. It notes that the sensory system used for finding the way may vary, but in many instances, chemical ... More


The Slighting of Smell (with a Brief Word on the Slighting of Chemistry)

William G. Lycan

in Of Minds and Molecules: New Philosophical Perspectives on Chemistry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128345
eISBN:
9780197561416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128345.003.0026
Subject:
Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry

Philosophy articles on prepositional attitudes, attitude content, and related matters sometimes begin by reminding us that there are many prepositional attitudes besides belief: there are desire, ... More


Organic thin film transistors

Stephen R. Forrest

in Organic Electronics: Foundations to Applications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198529729
eISBN:
9780191798238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198529729.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Crystallography: Physics

This chapter lays the foundations of operation of both unipolar and ambipolar organic thin film transistors (OTFTs). Thin film transistors are used in display back planes, digital circuits, memory ... More


Research Spotlight: Olfactory Coding In Drosophila Melanogaster

Silke Sachse and Bill S. Hansson

in Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199682201
eISBN:
9780191813436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682201.003.0048
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The chemical senses—taste and smell—are the oldest animal senses. They are characterized by a multidimensional and diverse stimulus space, consisting of many molecules that cannot be classified along ... More


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