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Handbook of Mammalian Vocalization

Handbook of Mammalian Vocalization Book
Author : Stefan M Brudzynski
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2009-12-08
ISBN : 9780080923376
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Mammalian Vocalization is designed as a broad and comprehensive, but well-balanced book, written from the neuroscience point of view in the broad sense of this term. This well-illustrated Handbook pays particular attention to systematically organized details but also to the explanatory style of the text and internal cohesiveness of the content, so the successive chapters gradually develop a consistent story without losing the inherent complexity. Studies from many species are included, however rodents dominate, as most of the brain investigations were done on these species. The leading idea of the Handbook is that vocalizations evolved as highly adaptive specific signals, which are selectively picked up by the brain. The brain serves as a receptor and behavioural amplifier. Brain systems will be described, which allow vocal signals rapidly changing the entire state of the organism and trigger vital biological responses, usually also with accompanying emission of vocalizations. Integrative brain functions leading to vocal outcome will be described, along with the vocalization generators and motor output to larynx and other supportive motor subsystems. The last sections of the Handbook explains bioacoustic structure of vocalizations, present understanding of information coding, and origins of the complex semiotic/ semantic content of vocalizations in social mammals. The Handbook is a major source of information for professionals from many fields, with a neuroscience approach as a common denominator. The handbook provides consistent and unified understanding of all major aspects of vocalization in a monographic manner, and at the same time, gives an encyclopaedic overview of major topics associated with vocalization from molecular/ cellular level to behavior and cognitive processing. It is written in a strictly scientific way but clear enough to serve not only for specialized researchers in different fields of neuroscience but also for academic teachers of neuroscience, including behavioural neuroscience, affective neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, neuroethology, biopsychology, neurolingusitics, speech pathology, and other related fields, and also for research fellows, graduate and other advanced students, who widely need such a source publication. The first comprehensive handbook on what we know about vocalization in Mammalians Carefully edited, the handbook provides an integrated overview of the area International list of highly regarded contributors, including Jaak Pankseep (Washington State University), David McFarland (Oxford), John D. Newman (NIH ? Unit on Developmental Neuroethology), Gerd Poeggel (Leipzig), Shiba Keisuke (Chiba City, Japan), and others, tightly edited by a single, well regarded editor who has edited a special issue in Behavioral Brain Research on the topic before

Handbook of Ultrasonic Vocalization

Handbook of Ultrasonic Vocalization Book
Author : Stefan M Brudzynski
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-04-27
ISBN : 0128097736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Handbook of Ultrasonic Vocalization: Window into the Mammalian Brain, Volume 25, is an exhaustive resource on ultrasonic vocalizations in vertebrates, providing full coverage of all aspects of these vocalizations. The book also demonstrates the usefulness of ultrasonic vocalizations in studies of animal communication, sociobiological states, and in mammalian models of affective disorders, addictions and neurodevelopmental disorders, making it an indispensable resource for researchers using animal models. The book begins with the evolution of vocal communication before discussing mechanisms of ultrasound production, perception and the brain systems involved in emotional arousal that are responsible for the generation of vocalization and emotional states. In addition, the book covers studies of neuroactive agents and sociopsychological conditions that can regulate the outcome of ultrasonic vocalization and provide clues about animals’ internal states. Critically, the book also includes thorough coverage of pharmacological investigations using ultrasonic vocalizations, increasingly being utilized for studies in affective disorders, psychoses, addiction and alcoholism. No other book provides such extensive coverage of this rapidly growing field of study. Represents a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates evolution, communication, behavioral homeostasis, emotional expression and neuropsychiatric dysfunction Provides a systematic review of ultrasonic vocalizations in major groups of rodents widely used in laboratory research Discusses numerous other species across vertebrates that emit ultrasounds

The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception

The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception Book
Author : Sascha ühholz,Pascal Belin
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN : 0198743181
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Speech perception has been the focus of innumerable studies over the past decades. While our abilities to recognize individuals by their voice state plays a central role in our everyday social interactions, limited scientific attention has been devoted to the perceptual and cerebral mechanisms underlying nonverbal information processing in voices. The Oxford Handbook of Voice Perception takes a comprehensive look at this emerging field and presents a selection of current research in voice perception. The forty chapters summarise the most exciting research from across several disciplines covering acoustical, clinical, evolutionary, cognitive, and computational perspectives. In particular, this handbook offers an invaluable window into the development and evolution of the 'vocal brain', and considers in detail the voice processing abilities of non-human animals or human infants. By providing a full and unique perspective on the recent developments in this burgeoning area of study, this text is an important and interdisciplinary resource for students, researchers, and scientific journalists interested in voice perception.

The Evolution of Emotional Communication

The Evolution of Emotional Communication Book
Author : Sabine Schmidt,Elke Zimmermann
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-01-24
ISBN : 0199583560
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why do we think that we can understand animal voices - such as the aggressive barking of a pet dog, the longing meows of the family cat? Why do we think of deep voices as dominant and high voices as submissive. Are there universal principles governing our own communication system? Can we even see how close animals are related to us by constructing an evolutionary tree based on similarities and dissimilarities in acoustic signaling?This groundbreakingnew book presents a thorough exploration into how acoustically conveyed emotions are generated and processed in both animal and man. It is the first volume to bridge the gap between research in theacoustic communication of emotions in humans with those in animals, using a comparative approach. This book is valuable for those in the fields of animal behaviour, anthropology, evolutionary biology, human psychology, linguistics, musicology, and neurology.

Biocommunication of Animals

Biocommunication of Animals Book
Author : Guenther Witzany
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-08
ISBN : 9400774141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every coordination within or between animals depends on communication processes. Although the signaling molecules, vocal and tactile signs, gestures and its combinations differ throughout all species according their evolutionary origins and variety of adaptation processes, certain levels of biocommunication can be found in all animal species: (a) Abiotic environmental indices such as temperature, light, water, etc. that affect the local ecosphere of an organism and are sensed, interpreted. (b) Trans-specific communication with non-related organisms. (c) Species-specific communication between same or related species. (d) Intraorganismic communication, i.e., sign-mediated coordination within the body of the organism. This book gives an overview of the manifold levels of animal communication exemplified by a variety of species and thereby broadens the understanding of these organisms.

Handbook of Neurobehavioral Genetics and Phenotyping

Handbook of Neurobehavioral Genetics and Phenotyping Book
Author : Valter Tucci
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-03-06
ISBN : 1118540719
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of Behavioral Genetics and Phenotyping represents an integrative approach to neurobehavioural genetics; worldwide experts in their field will review all chapters. Advanced overviews of neurobehavioural characteristics will add immense value to the investigation of animal mutants and provide unique information about the genetics and behavioural understanding of animal models, under both normal and pathological conditions. Cross-species comparisons of neurobehavioural phenotypes will pave the way for an evolutionary understanding of behaviour. Moreover, while biological sciences are progressing towards a holistic approach to investigate the complexity of organisms (i.e., “systems biology” approach), an integrated analysis of behavioural phenotyping is still lacking. The Handbook of Behavioral Genetics and Phenotyping strengthens the cross-talk within disciplines that investigate the fundamental basis of behaviour and genetics. This will be the first volume in which traditionally distant fields including genomics, behaviour, electrophysiology, neuroeconomics, and computational neuroscience, among others, are evaluated together and simultaneously accounted for during discussions of future perspectives.

The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics

The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics Book
Author : William F. Katz,Peter F. Assmann
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-15
ISBN : 0429509189
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"This new Handbook, with contributions from leaders in the field, integrates, within a single volume, an historical perspective, the latest in computational and neural modeling of phonetics, and a breadth of applications, including clinical populations and forensic linguistics. Issues of current international social importance are addressed, rendering the volume not only an excellent fundamental resource for students and professionals alike, but an apt reflection of the state-of-the-science of modern-day phonetics." Shari R. Baum, McGill University, Canada

Neuroendocrine Regulation of Animal Vocalization

Neuroendocrine Regulation of Animal Vocalization Book
Author : Cheryl S. Rosenfeld,Frauke Hoffmann
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-12-04
ISBN : 0128151617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Neuroendocrine Regulation of Animal Vocalization: Mechanisms and Anthropogenic Factors in Animal Communication examines the underpinning neuroendocrine (NE) mechanisms that drive animal communication across taxa. Written by international subject experts, the book focuses on the importance of animal communication in survival and reproduction at an individual and species level, and the impact that increased production and accumulation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can have on these regulatory processes. This book discusses sound production, perception, processing, and response across a range of animals. This includes insects, fish, bats, birds, nonhuman primates, infant humans, and many others. Some chapters analyze how neuroactive substances, endocrine control, and chemical pollution affect the physiology of the animal’s perceptive and sound-producing organs, as well as their auditory and vocal receptors and pathways. Other chapters address the recent approaches governments have taken to protect against the endocrine disruption of animal (vocal) behaviors. The book is a valuable resource for researchers and advanced students seeking first-rate material on neuroendocrinological effects on animal behavior and communication. Serves as the most comprehensive cross-taxa study of its kind, revolutionary in its focus on the impacts of EDCs on the processes guiding animal communication Emphasizes the importance of production, perception and processing of acoustic vocalization for survival Analyzes recent governmental policies and protections against the effects of EDCs on humans and wildlife

Braddom s Rehabilitation Care A Clinical Handbook E Book

Braddom   s Rehabilitation Care  A Clinical Handbook E Book Book
Author : David X. Cifu,Henry L. Lew
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2017-12-28
ISBN : 0323497330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Concise and portable, Braddom’s Clinical Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, by Drs. David X. Cifu and Henry L. Lew, gives you dependable, up-to-date content in a handbook format ideally suited for use at the bedside or in outpatient clinics. This quick reference covers the everyday topics you need – assistive devices and orthoses, spasticity, pediatric, adult, and geriatric care, pain management, outcome measures, and much more – all derived from the most trusted name in the field of PM&R. Reader-friendly format with succinct, templated chapters for ease of use. Authoritative content derived from the #1 comprehensive reference in the field: Braddom’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. An ideal resource for the entire rehabilitation team as a quick reference or study guide. Highlights key concepts spanning the full spectrum of rehabilitation medicine to help optimize outcomes for patients with a range of chronic diseases, impairments, and disabilities. Includes eSlides complied by internationally renowned experts to summarize key teaching points and clinical pearls.

Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves

Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves Book
Author : Charles W. Finkl,Christopher Makowski
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-03-24
ISBN : 331925121X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This university-level reference work covers a range of remote sensing techniques that are useful for mapping and visualizing benthic environments on continental shelves. Chapters focus on overviews of the history and future of seafloor mapping techniques, cartographical visualisation and communication of seafloor mapping, and practical applications of new technologies. Seabed mapping is referenced by high-resolution seismic methods, sidescan sonar, multibeam bathymetry, satellite imagery, LiDAR, acoustic backscatter techniques, and soundscape ecology monitoring, use of autonomous underwater vehicles, among other methods. The wide breadth of subjects in this volume provides diversified coverage of seafloor imaging. This collection of modern seafloor mapping techniques summarizes the state of the art methods for mapping continental shelves.

The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution Book
Author : Maggie Tallerman,Kathleen R. Gibson
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0199541116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Leading scholars present critical accounts of every aspect of the field, including work in animal behaviour; anatomy, genetics and neurology; the prehistory of language; the development of our uniquely linguistic species; and language creation, transmission, and change.

The Handbook of Life Span Development Volume 2

The Handbook of Life Span Development  Volume 2 Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-08-09
ISBN : 0470390123
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the past fifty years, scholars of human development have been moving from studying change in humans within sharply defined periods, to seeing many more of these phenomenon as more profitably studied over time and in relation to other processes. The Handbook of Life-Span Development, Volume 2: Social and Emotional Development presents the study of human development conducted by the best scholars in the 21st century. Social workers, counselors and public health workers will receive coverage of the social and emotional aspects of human change across the lifespan.

Handbook of Emotions Third Edition

Handbook of Emotions  Third Edition Book
Author : Michael Lewis,Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones,Lisa Feldman Barrett
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2008-04-17
ISBN : 1606238035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this handbook comprehensively examines all aspects of emotion and its role in human behavior. The editors and contributors are foremost authorities who describe major theories, findings, methods, and applications. The volume addresses the interface of emotional processes with biology, child development, social behavior, personality, cognition, and physical and mental health. Also presented are state-of-the-science perspectives on fear, anger, shame, disgust, positive emotions, sadness, and other distinct emotions. Illustrations include seven color plates.

The Handbook of Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Processes

The Handbook of Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Processes Book
Author : Jackie Guendouzi,Filip Loncke,Mandy J. Williams
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2011-09-22
ISBN : 1136945253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book includes a basic overview of areas of cognition and language processing relevant to the field of communication disorders and provides examples of theoretical approaches to problems and issues in communication disorders.

Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment in Children and Adolescents

Diagnostic and Behavioral Assessment in Children and Adolescents Book
Author : Bryce D. McLeod,Amanda Jensen-Doss,Thomas H. Ollendick
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2013-07-12
ISBN : 1462510930
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive volume shows how to use both diagnostic and behavioral assessment knowledgeably and effectively throughout the process of treatment. The two traditions have developed along separate paths--each with its own conceptual underpinnings and psychometric strengths. Used together, they can produce a complete picture of a child's or adolescent's needs and strengths. The expert editors and contributors describe the full range of evidence-based assessment tools and illustrate their application with two intake-to-termination case examples, both based on DSM-5. Reproducible tools include a behavioral recording form and a multipage case conceptualization worksheet that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Heart Rate Variability Health and Well being A Systems Perspective

Heart Rate Variability  Health and Well being  A Systems Perspective Book
Author : Robert Drury,J. P. Ginsberg,Stephen W. Porges,Julian F. Thayer
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-01-09
ISBN : 2889632970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The development of a new tool, analytic device, or approach frequently facilitates rapid growth in scientific understanding, although the process is seldom linear. The study of heart rate variability (HRV) defined as the extent to which beat-to-beat variation in heart rate varies, is a rapidly maturing paradigm that integrates health and wellness observations across a wide variety of biomedical and psychosocial phenomena and illustrates this nonlinear path of development. The utility of HRV as an analytic and interventive technique goes far beyond its original application as a robust predictor of sudden cardiac death. This Research Topic aims to provide a conceptual framework to use in exploring the utility of HRV as a robust parameter of health status, using a broad and inclusive definition of ‘health’ and ‘well-being’. From the broadest perspective, current biomedical science emerged from shamanistic and religious healing practices and empirically observed interventions made as humans emerged from other hominins. The exponential growth of physics, chemistry and biology provided scientific support for the model emphasizing pathology and disorders. Even before the momentous discovery of germ theory, sanitation and other preventive strategies brought about great declines in mortality and morbidity. The revolution that is currently expanding the biomedical model is an integrative approach that includes the wide variety of non-physio/chemical factors that contribute to health. In the integrative approach, health is understood to be more than the absence of disease and emphasis is placed on optimal overall functioning, within the ecological niche occupied by the organism. This approach also includes not just interventive techniques and procedures, but also those social and cultural structures that provide access to safe and effective caring for sufferers. Beyond the typical drug and surgical interventions - which many identify with the Western biomedical model that currently enjoys an unstable hegemony - such factors also include cognitive-behavioral, social and cultural practices such as have been shown to be major contributors to the prevention and treatment of disease and the promotion of health and optimal functioning. This Integrative Model of Health and Well-being also derives additional conceptual power by recognizing the role played by evolutionary processes in which conserved, adaptive human traits and response tendencies are not congruent with current industrial and postindustrial global environmental demands and characteristics. This mismatch contributes to an increasing incidence of chronic conditions related to lifestyle and health behavior. Such a comprehensive model will make possible a truly personalized approach to health and well-being, including and going far beyond the current emphasis on genomic analysis, which has promised more that it has currently delivered. HRV offers an inexpensive and easily obtained measure of neurovisceral functioning which has been found to relate to the occurrence and severity of numerous physical disease states, as well as many cognitive-behavioral health disorders. This use of the term neurovisceral refers to the relationships between the nervous system and the viscera, providing a more focused and specific conceptual alternative to the now nearly archaic “mind-body” distinction. This awareness has led to the recent and growing use of HRV as a health biomarker or health status measure of neurovisceral functioning. It facilitates studying the complex two way interaction between the central nervous system and other key systems such as the cardiac, gastroenterological, pulmonary and immune systems. The utility of HRV as a broad spectrum health indicator with possible application both clinically and to population health has only begun to be explored. Interventions based on HRV have been demonstrated to be effective evidence-based interventions, with HRV biofeedback treatment for PTSD representing an empirically supported modality for this complex and highly visible affliction. As an integral measure of stress, HRV can be used to objectively assess the functioning of the central, enteric and cardiac nervous systems, all of which are largely mediated by the vagal nervous complex. HRV has also been found to be a measure of central neurobiological concepts such as executive functioning and cognitive load. The relatively simple and inexpensive acquisition of HRV data and its ease of network transmission and analysis make possible a promising digital epidemiology which can facilitate objective population health studies, as well as web based clinical applications. An intriguing example is the use of HRV data obtained at motor vehicle crash sites in decision support regarding life flight evacuations to improve triage to critical care facilities. This Research Topic critically addresses the issues of appropriate scientific and analytic methods to capture the concept of the Integrative Health and Well-being Model. The true nature of this approach can be appreciated only by using both traditional linear quantitative statistics and nonlinear systems dynamics metrics, which tend to be qualitative. The Research Topic also provides support for further development of new and robust methods for evaluating the safety and effectiveness of interventions and practices, going beyond the sometimes tepid and misleading “gold standard” randomized controlled clinical trial.

Handbook of Emotions Fourth Edition

Handbook of Emotions  Fourth Edition Book
Author : Lisa Feldman Barrett,Michael Lewis,Jeannette M. Haviland-Jones
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release : 2018-03-20
ISBN : 1462536360
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Recognized as the definitive reference, this handbook brings together leading experts from multiple psychological subdisciplines to examine one of today's most dynamic areas of research. Coverage encompasses the biological and neuroscientific underpinnings of emotions, as well as developmental, social and personality, cognitive, and clinical perspectives. The volume probes how people understand, experience, express, and perceive affective phenomena and explores connections to behavior and health across the lifespan. Concluding chapters present cutting-edge work on a range of specific emotions. Illustrations include 10 color plates. New to This Edition *Chapters on the mechanisms, processes, and influences that contribute to emotions (such as genetics, the brain, neuroendocrine processes, language, the senses of taste and smell). *Chapters on emotion in adolescence and older age, and in neurodegenerative dementias. *Chapters on facial expressions and emotional body language. *Chapters on stress, health, gratitude, love, and empathy. *Many new authors and topics; extensively revised with the latest theoretical and methodological innovations. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Primate Hearing and Communication

Primate Hearing and Communication Book
Author : Rolf M. Quam,Marissa A. Ramsier,Richard R. Fay,Arthur N. Popper
Publisher : Humana Press
Release : 2017-09-04
ISBN : 3319594788
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a comprehensive review of nonhuman primate audition and vocal communication. These are obviously intimately related topics, but are often addressed separately. The hearing abilities of primates have been tested experimentally in a large number of species across the primate order, and these studies have revealed both consistent patterns as well as interesting variation within and between taxonomic groups. Recent studies have shed light on how variation in anatomical structures along the auditory pathway relates to variation in auditory sensitivity. At the same time, ongoing studies of vocal communication in wild primate populations continue to reveal new insights into the social and environmental contexts of many primate calls, and the range of known primate vocalizations has increased dramatically with the development of more sophisticated and accessible auditory equipment and software that enables the recording and analysis of higher-fidelity and broader-band recordings, including documenting very high frequency (i.e. ultrasound) vocalizations. Historically the relative importance of primate calls has been evaluated qualitatively by the perception of the researcher, but new methods and approaches now enable a greater appreciation for how signals are used and perceived by the primates in question. The integration of anatomical and behavioral data on acoustic communication and the environmental correlates thereof has significant potential for reconstructing behavior in the fossil record. This confluence of factors and accumulating evidence for the sophistication and complexity in both the signal and its interpretation indicate that a book synthesizing this information across primates is warranted and represents an important contribution to the literature.

The Oxford Handbook of Singing

The Oxford Handbook of Singing Book
Author : Graham F. Welch,David M. Howard,John Nix
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-04-04
ISBN : 0192576089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Singing has been a characteristic behaviour of humanity across several millennia. Chorus America (2009) estimated that 42.6 million adults and children regularly sing in one of 270,000 choruses in the US, representing more than 1:5 households. Similarly, recent European-based data suggest that more than 37 million adults take part in group singing. The Oxford Handbook of Singing is a landmark text on this topic. It is a comprehensive resource for anyone who wishes to know more about the pluralistic nature of singing. In part, the narrative adopts a lifespan approach, pre-cradle to senescence, to illustrate that singing is a commonplace behaviour which is an essential characteristic of our humanity. In the overall design of the Handbook, the chapter contents have been clustered into eight main sections, embracing fifty-three chapters by seventy-two authors, drawn from across the world, with each chapter illustrating and illuminating a particular aspect of singing. Offering a multi-disciplinary perspective embracing the arts and humanities, physical, social and clinical sciences, the book will be valuable for a broad audience within those fields.

Feeding in Vertebrates

Feeding in Vertebrates Book
Author : Vincent Bels,Ian Q. Whishaw
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-04-23
ISBN : 3030137392
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides students and researchers with reviews of biological questions related to the evolution of feeding by vertebrates in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Based on recent technical developments and novel conceptual approaches, the book covers functional questions on trophic behavior in nearly all vertebrate groups including jawless fishes. The book describes mechanisms and theories for understanding the relationships between feeding structure and feeding behavior. Finally, the book demonstrates the importance of adopting an integrative approach to the trophic system in order to understand evolutionary mechanisms across the biodiversity of vertebrates.