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The Avian Visual System: Overview

Toru Shimizu and Shigeru Watanabe

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/9780195334654.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an overview of the avian visual system. In particular, the avian system is compared to the mammalian system by focusing on primates traditionally used in vision studies. Birds ... More


Reticulospinal Control of Head Movements in the Cat

Shigeto Sasaki

in The Head-Neck Sensory Motor System

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195068207
eISBN:
9780199847198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068207.003.0049
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

When a new object appears in the periphery of the visual field, animals direct their head and eyes to it (orienting movements). Movements of the head play a critical role in the orienting movements, ... More


The Conquest of Land: Amniote Origins and the Age of Reptiles

Georg F. Striedter and R. Glenn Northcutt

in Brains Through Time: A Natural History of Vertebrates

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780195125689
eISBN:
9780190081461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125689.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Early amniotes evolved water-resistant skin and eggs, which allowed them to live and reproduce entirely on land. Roughly 300 million years ago, amniotes split into synapsids (including mammals) and ... More


Fish behaviour

Derek Burton and Margaret Burton

in Essential Fish Biology: Diversity, structure, and function

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198785552
eISBN:
9780191827433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785552.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

Behaviour involves reacting to stimuli and may be innate (colour change) or include input via cognition (learning, memory). Understanding the complex behaviour of some fish, as in interaction with ... More


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