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.Acta Morphol Neerl-Scand 25:235a€“260 Erichsen JT, Hodos W, Evinger C, Bessette BB, Phillips SJ (1989) Head orientation in pigeons: ... Brain Behav Evol 33:268a€“278 Friedman MB (1975) Visual control of head movements during avian locomotion. ... J Ornithol 122:37a€“63 Johnson R (1984) The cranial and cervical osteology of the European oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus L. J. Morphol 182:227a€“224 Klein BG, Deich JD, Zeigler HP (1985) Grasping in the pigeon ( Columbaanbsp;...

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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