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The perceptual world of the dog

Ádám Miklósi

in Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199295852
eISBN:
9780191711688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295852.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter provides a short overview on the perceptual abilities of dogs. Vision, audition, and olfaction are described in detail, including the possible experimental methods which could be used ... More


Neurobiology of olfactory communication in the honeybee

Maria Gabriela de Brito-Sanchez, Nina Deisig, Jean-Christophe Sandoz, and Martin Giurfa

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Pheromones are chemical substances mediating intraspecific communication in a variety of behavioural contexts. Honeybees constitute a historic model for the study of pheromonal communication in ... More


Communication of mate quality in humans

S. Craig Roberts

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In most human societies, individuals compare between numerous potential mates. Recent research on biological determinants of mate preferences explores the idea that attractive physical ... More


Further Results of Sea Turtle Research and Conservation Biology

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Carr spent more than thirty years dedicated to the study of the ecology and migration of sea turtles. Many of the stories he had heard from the turtle captains had been confirmed through tag returns ... More


Pollination by Bats

Pat Willmer

in Pollination and Floral Ecology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128610
eISBN:
9781400838943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter focuses on pollination by bats, or chiropterophily. Bats are classified as two distinct and separately evolved orders, Megachiroptera and Microchiroptera. They are primarily nocturnal, ... More


The chemical senses

Jay A. Gottfried, Dana M. Small, and David H. Zald

in The Orbitofrontal Cortex

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198565741
eISBN:
9780191723971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565741.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is described as secondary olfactory and gustatory cortex. This chapter reviews the location of chemosensory processing in the OFC as defined by anatomical and ... More


The role of olfaction in human multisensory development

Benoist Schaal and Karine Durand

in Multisensory Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199586059
eISBN:
9780191741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Olfaction is an unavoidable and ubiquitous source of perceptual experience from the earliest stages of mammalian development. This chapter summarizes current understanding of how olfaction functions ... More


The development and decline of multisensory flavour perception: Assessing the role of visual (colour) cues on the perception of taste and flavour

Charles Spence

in Multisensory Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199586059
eISBN:
9780191741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reviews the evidence concerning the development and decline of multisensory flavour perception. The emphasis is on the role of visual cues, especially colour. Taken together, the ... More


Introduction

Richard J. Stevenson

in The Psychology of Flavour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199539352
eISBN:
9780191724008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539352.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of flavour and its function in omnivores. It then presents an overview of the subsequent chapters. This is followed by a discussion of food ... More


INTRODUCTION

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

By examining Victorian assumptions about the senses promulgated by psychophysiologists and popular commentators, this introductory chapter examines the cultural values attached to sensory experience, ... More


AFTERWORD

Janice Carlisle

in Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165098
eISBN:
9780199787685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165098.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This afterword comments briefly on Eliot's Middlemarch to indicate the political conclusion to which the argument of this study leads. Although the preceding chapters analyze the plots of the fiction ... More


Edgar D. Adrian: Coding in the Nervous System

Stanley Finger

in Minds Behind the Brain: A history of the pioneers and their discoveries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181821
eISBN:
9780199865277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181821.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Edgar Douglas Adrian once remarked: “The history of electrophysiology has been decided by the history of electrical recording instruments”. Little was known about how the nerves coded their messages ... More


Gordon M. Shepherd

Larry R. Squire

in The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography: Volume 7

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396133
eISBN:
9780199918409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396133.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

Gordon Shepherd has carried out fundamental studies of the integrative properties of dendrites, dendritic spines, and synaptic microcircuits, using the olfactory bulb as a model system. His ... More


Evolutionary psychology and perfume design

S. Craig Roberts and Jan Havlicek

in Applied Evolutionary Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586073
eISBN:
9780191731358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586073.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology

We argue that the process of perfume design would be enhanced if it was developed with greater understanding of the communicative value of the underlying body odour of the individual who uses it? ... More


Food reward value, pleasure, hunger, and appetite

Edmund T. Rolls

in Emotion and Decision-making Explained

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199659890
eISBN:
9780191772078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659890.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

The taste, olfactory, flavour, and food texture processing in the brain that produces food reward and appetite, and the ways in which this processing is involved in hunger, body weight regulation, ... More


Physiology of squid olfaction

Mary T. Lucero

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0355
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

This chapter focuses on the characterization of the squid olfactory system in terms of morphology, behaviour, and electrophysiology. There have been many discussions regarding usage of the specific ... More


The Sensory Ecology of Birds

Graham R. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199694532
eISBN:
9780191839979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199694532.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

The natural world contains a huge amount of constantly changing information. Limitations on, and specializations within, sensory systems mean that each species receives only a small part of that ... More


Sensory Transduction

Gordon L. Fain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198835028
eISBN:
9780191872846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835028.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Sensory Transduction provides a thorough and easily accessible introduction to the mechanisms that each of the different kinds of sensory receptor cell uses to convert a sensory stimulus into an ... More


How does path integration interact with olfaction, vision, and the representation of space?

Ariane S. Etienne

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines how path integration acts in concert with other navigational processes. It specifically investigates the interplay between motion cues and other sensory cues. It then turns to ... More


Postscript: Conclusions, Implications, and Comment

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/9780199694532.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology, Animal Biology

The natural world contains a huge amount of constantly changing information but specializations within sensory systems mean that each species receives only a small part of that information. ... More


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