Crustacean Nervous Systems and Their Control of Behavior - The Natural History of the Crustacea (Hardback)
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Crustacean Nervous Systems and Their Control of Behavior - The Natural History of the Crustacea (Hardback)

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Hardback 592 Pages / Published: 13/11/2014
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Crustacean Nervous Systems and their Control of Behavior is the third volume of the series The Natural History of the Crustacea. This volume is on the functional organization of crustacean nervous systems, and how those nervous systems produce behavior. It complements other volumes on related topics of feeding biology, reproductive biology, endocrine systems, and behavioral ecology. There is a rich history of the study of the neurobiology of crustaceans, going back over 150 years. This has included studies on how their nervous systems allow them to perform behaviors that are adapted to their particular environments, as well as studying them as model organisms to understand basic biomedical principles about neural function, such as sensory transduction and processing, synaptic transmission and integration, neuromodulation, and learning and memory. The volume has three sections that build progressively on each other. The first section is on the basic organizational features of the crustacean nervous system and the principles upon which it is built. The second section is on sensory ecology - the organization of each sensory system and how it is used in intra- and interspecific interactions, within an ecological context. The third section uses case studies of how crustacean nervous systems are organized to perform complex behaviors and interactions, such as walking, escape, social interactions, and memory and learning. Taken together, the 20 chapters synthesize our modern understanding of the neural control of behavior in crustaceans, based on the most recent technologies in physiological recording, molecular biology, and computational science. This volume will be useful to students and researchers as a concise summary of current knowledge of crustacean neuroscience.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199791712
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 1270 g
Dimensions: 260 x 182 x 33 mm


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This excellent book will surely be a major resource for research scientists and students for many years to come. * Malcolm Dando, The Biologist *
This excellent book will surely be a major resource for research scientists and students for many years to come. * Malcolm Dando CBiol FSB, The Biologist *
This volume is a wonderful compendium providing details and current insights about recent advances in our understanding of the crustacean nervous system. In addition to being a timely review for a broad spectrum of scientists and teachers, this publication will be an excellent resource for uninitiated novices as well as seasoned crustacean neurobiologists. It will become an indispensable resource in the scientific community. * Carl L. Thurman II, Quarterly Review of Biology *
This series forms a reference work in the truest sense, one that will be referred to frequently for many years to come. The whole series would be an excellent addition to a reference library; these individual volumes are essential for anyone involved in research on the neurobiology or physiology of crustaceans, or indeed, other invertebrates. * Adrian J. Wolstenholme, Invertebrate Neuroscience *
A clearly written, beautifully illustrated, and entirely comprehensive review of the nervous systems of crustaceans, this volume is sure to be THE classic source for the field for many years - likely decades - to come. It will be required reading for all who work on crustacean behavior and sensory biology. * Sonke Johnsen, Duke University *
This volume is a welcome compendium that provides the reader with important insights about the crustacean nervous system. It is satisfyingly rich in information and scholarship. It is exactly what one wants from a work of this kind and is a most welcome addition to the neuroscientist's bookshelf. * Nicholas Strausfeld, University of Arizona *
In these days of fragmented information overload, it is rare to find such a useful compendium focused on a group of animals important in forming the basis for our current understanding of neuroscience. The volume presents contributions from knowledgeable experts in the field offering the reader timely reviews of subjects ranging from sensation to motor patterns and behavior. * Thomas Finger, University of Colorado School of Medicine *

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