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Flow Sensing in Air and Water

Behavioral, Neural and Engineering Principles of Operation

Editors: Bleckmann, Horst, Mogdans, Joachim, Coombs, Sheryl L. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive survey of our knowledge of flow sensory systems
  • Covers morphological variations and function, spatial and temporal characteristics of natural flow stimuli, sensory transduction mechanisms, sensory processing by the peripheral and central nervous system, signal analysis, neuronal modeling and artificial flow sensors
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In this book, leading scientists in the fields of sensory biology, neuroscience, physics and engineering explore the basic operational principles and behavioral uses of flow sensing in animals and how they might be applied to engineering applications such as autonomous control of underwater or aerial vehicles.

Although humans possess no flow-sensing abilities, countless aquatic (e.g. fish, cephalopods and seals), terrestrial (e.g. crickets and spiders) and aerial (e.g. bats) animals have flow sensing abilities that underlie remarkable behavioral feats. These include the ability to follow silent hydrodynamic trails long after the trailblazer has left the scene, to form hydrodynamic images of their environment in total darkness, and to swim or fly efficiently and effortlessly in the face of destabilizing currents and winds.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 149,79 €
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Hardcover 228,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
Softcover 194,38 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flow Sensing in Air and Water
Book Subtitle
Behavioral, Neural and Engineering Principles of Operation
Editors
  • Horst Bleckmann
  • Joachim Mogdans
  • Sheryl L. Coombs
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-41446-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-41446-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-41445-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50963-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 562
Number of Illustrations
123 b/w illustrations, 77 illustrations in colour
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