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Published: 17 January 2019

384 Pages | 200 line drawings, 50 photographs


ISBN: 9780198738725

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Behavioral Neurobiology

An integrative approach

Third Edition

Günther K.H. Zupanc

  • An authoritative introduction to the fundamentals of behavioral neurobiology that examines not only the major findings in each area, but also experimental approaches used to obtain these results and the people behind them
  • Summaries of key points, exercises, and further reading suggestions reinforce essential facts and themes and enable the reader to check and develop their understanding
  • The comparative zoological approach emphasizes common ideas, giving students a thorough understanding of the principal concepts of behavioral neurobiology without overwhelming them with excessive detail
  • A wide range of examples and detailed case studies illustrate key ideas and concepts, while boxes throughout the text containing biographical sketches of eminent past and present researchers bring the past to life.
  • Assumes no background knowledge of animal behavior or neurobiology and so is suitable for students starting out in the subject.

New to this Edition:

  • New topics have been added and existing topics expanded including: development of bird song; adaptations of insects to counteract bat echolocation; neural mechanisms of escape swimming in toad tadpoles; formation of joint auditory-visual maps during development; sensory mechanisms and neural correlates of magnetoreception; place cells and formation of cognitive maps; and possible functions of adult neurogenesis in hippocampus.
  • New learning features to support the text have been added including: 'Key Concepts' lists at the start of each chapter, which help to introduce and ground each topic; 'Bigger Picture' sections at the end of each chapter link that chapter's content to the wider field of research and application; and short-answer questions at the end of each chapter enable students to test their knowledge and understanding.

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