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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


Why Learning?

Daeyeol Lee

in Birth of Intelligence: From RNA to Artificial Intelligence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190908324
eISBN:
9780197525692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908324.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Once the genes delegate the responsibility of decision-making to the brain, the most important function of the brain is to develop successful decision-making strategies by incorporating new ... More


The reinforcement memory systems of early animals

Elisabeth A. Murray, Steven P. Wise, and Kim S. Graham

in The Evolution of Memory Systems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199686438
eISBN:
9780191766312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686438.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

The reinforcement memory systems evolved early in the history of animals. Through these ancient mechanisms, animals can remember which actions in which circumstances produced benefits or avoided ... More


Models of memory: the case of imprinting

Patrick Bateson

in Brain, Perception, Memory: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524823
eISBN:
9780191689246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews recent tests of a neural net model of imprinting. The timing of imprinting, the features that most readily trigger learning, and the motor systems that are linked to ... More


Beastly brains: To have and have not

Elisabeth A. Murray, Steven P. Wise, Mary K. L. Baldwin, and Kim S. Graham

in The Evolutionary Road to Human Memory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198828051
eISBN:
9780191866708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828051.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

In this chapter, a brainless cockroach has a shocking experience; a giant anemone eats a lawyer; and a drunken sailor considers the danger of dead bees. But mainly we consider the kinds of memories ... More


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