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Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

Electroreception: Fundamental Insights from Comparative Approaches

Editors: Carlson, B.A., Sisneros, J.A., Popper, A.N., Fay, R.R. (Eds.)

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  • A comparative view of electroreception.
  • Looks at the evolution of the electrosensory and electromotor systems in different organisms.
  • Answers basic questions about neuronal information processing and behavior.
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A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to understand how the nervous system extracts biologically relevant information from the natural environment and how it uses that information to guide and coordinate behavior necessary for reproduction and survival. The electrosensory systems of weakly electric teleost fishes and those of nonteleost fishes are attractive systems for addressing basic questions about neuronal information processing and its relationship to natural behavior. Comparative approaches in these fishes have led to the identification of fundamental mechanisms that have shaped the adaptive evolution of sensory systems across animal taxa. Understanding how sensory systems encode and integrate information about the natural world has far reaching implications for advancing our knowledge in the basic biomedical sciences and in understanding how the nervous system has evolved to control behavior.

The primary goal of this book is to provide a comparative perspective on the topic of electroreception and review some of the fundamental insights gained from studies of electrosensory and electromotor systems. Although totally independent, this book follows from volume 21 in the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research series, Electroreception (Bullock, T. H., Hopkins, C. D., Popper, A. N., and Fay, R. R., 2005, Springer-Verlag, New York). 



About the authors

Bruce A. Carlson is Professor of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Joseph A. Sisneros is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington, Seattle


Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and research professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park


Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • A Brief History of Electrogenesis and Electroreception in Fishes

    Pages 1-23

    Carlson, Bruce A. (et al.)

  • The Development and Evolution of Lateral Line Electroreceptors: Insights from Comparative Molecular Approaches

    Pages 25-62

    Baker, Clare V. H.

  • Electrosensory Transduction: Comparisons Across Structure, Afferent Response Properties, and Cellular Physiology

    Pages 63-90

    Leitch, Duncan B. (et al.)

  • The Evolution and Development of Electric Organs

    Pages 91-123

    Gallant, Jason R.

  • Biophysical Basis of Electric Signal Diversity

    Pages 125-161

    Markham, Michael R.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electroreception: Fundamental Insights from Comparative Approaches
Editors
  • Bruce A. Carlson
  • Joseph A. Sisneros
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
70
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29105-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29105-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29104-4
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 367
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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