Download e-book for iPad: A primer of invertebrate learning : the behavioral by Charles I. Abramson

By Charles I. Abramson

ISBN-10: 1557982287

ISBN-13: 9781557982285

This paintings offers a methodological creation to the learn of invertebrate studying. It goals to provide readers an knowing of the rules of sound experimental layout and of a few primary matters within the research of behaviour. It contains questions and lists of assets and fabrics.

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1973. Karl von Frisch shared the Nobel Prize (with Konrad Lorenz and Nikolaas Tinbergen) in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the behavior and “language” of honeybees. One of his more significant contributions was the development of the free-flying technique, in which free-flying foragers are trained to come from the hive to the laboratory. 1973. The first in a three-volume set entitled Invertebrate Learning by William Corning, John Dyal, and Dennis Willows (1973- 1975) was published. This represented the first comprehensive review of invertebrate learning since Volume 2 of Warden, Jenkins and Warner’s, Comparative Psychology (1940)-a span of 33 years.

Be advised to take time to learn how to keep your animals healthy in the laboratory. Appendix A lists reference materials that describe how to house a variety of invertebrates. An added complication is that, unlike the apparatus available for the study of vertebrates, there are few commercially available apparatus for the study of invertebrate learning. Thus, you will need access to construction materials and tools, and you must be prepared to construct your own mazes, choice chambers, and other necessary equipment.

This money enables you to hire individuals and purchase equipment that can assist you in answering your particular research question. Money is not the only way to establish a research team, however. As faculty interested in entering the area of invertebrate learning, members of the team can be recruited through various university and college departments. It has been my experience that a good idea or interesting problem will always attract its share of eager participants from, for example, the departments of biology and entomology as well as from nearby educational institutions.

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