Perception and Motor Control in Birds

Perception and Motor Control in Birds

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Being both broad - perception and motor organization - and narrow - just onegroup of animals - at the same time, this book presents a new unified framework for understanding perceptuomotor organization, stressing the importance of an ecological perspective. Section I reviews recent research on a variety of sensory and perceptual processes in birds, which all involve subtle analyses of the relationships between species' perceptual mechanisms and their ecology and behaviour. Section II describes the variousresearch approaches - behavioural, neurophysiological, anatomical and comparative - all dealing with the common problem of understanding how the activities of large numbers of muscles are coordinated to generate adaptive behaviour. Section III is concerned with a range of approaches to analyzing the links between perceptual and motor processes, through cybernetic modelling, neurophysiological analysis, and behavioural methods.Brain Behav Evol 12:97a€“115 Fox R (1979) Binocularity and stereopsis in the evolution of vertebrate vision. In: Cool SJ ... Arch Vergl Ophthalmol 1:153a€“164 Hirsch J (1982) Falcon visual sensitivity to grating contrasts. Nature ... Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 613a€“756 Hughes A (1979) A schematic eye for the rat.

Title:Perception and Motor Control in Birds
Author: Mark N.O. Davies, Patrick Green
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06

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