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Spatial Representation in Animals (Paperback)

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Paperback 198 Pages / Published: 09/04/1998
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Our understanding of the way in which animals know how, when, and where to orient and navigate around their environment has grown considerably over the last decade. Movements may be anything from small displacements in the immediate environment to the long-distance migration of salmon or swallows. How animals find their way around is both immensely variable and controversial - what cues they use and what senses are involved, how much they remember, to what extent they rely on instinctive information or learning, how the processing and storing of spatial information occurs in the brain. Discussion of landmark use, dead reckoning, spatial memory, and map-making ranges across disciplines, with different perspectives emerging from research in behaviour, ecology, psychology, and neurophysiology. Spatial Representation in Animals brings together cross-disciplinary research on navigation in several different species, in an accessible and exciting way. Individual authors, all eminent specialists within their fields, have been asked to present reviews of the material with which they are most familiar and to speculate about future directions in the field. This will be an ideal introductory text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of biology or psychology taking a course in animal navigation.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198500063
Number of pages: 198
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 241 x 168 x 12 mm


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'...the eight chapters in this book are easily accessible to advanced undergraduate and graduate as well as to experts in the field ...an illuminating and up-to-date introduction to our understanding of the ways in which animals find their way about. It is definitely worth a read.' * Nature *
'...Well referenced, suitable for advanced undergraduates and researchers in navigation.' * Aslib Book Guide, vol.64, no.2, Feb.99 *
'...The chapters are well written and intelligible...the book offers a compact overview over most of the recent directions in animal representations of space.' * Lars Chittka, Animal Behaviour 57,3. *

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