Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments

Editors: Collin, Shaun P., Marshall, N.Justin (Eds.)

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Research on sensory processing or the way animals see, hear, smell, taste, feel and electrically and magnetically sense their environment has advanced a great deal over the last fifteen years. This book discusses the most important themes that have emerged from recent research and provides a summary of likely future directions.
The book starts with two sections on the detection of sensory signals over long and short ranges by aquatic animals, covering the topics of navigation, communication, and finding food and other localized sources. The next section, the co-evolution of signal and sense, deals with how animals decide whether the source is prey, predator or mate by utilizing receptors that have evolved to take full advantage of the acoustical properties of the signal. Organisms living in the deep-sea environment have also received a lot of recent attention, so the next section deals with visual adaptations to limited light environments where sunlight is replaced by bioluminescence and the visual system has undergone changes to optimize light capture and sensitivity. The last section on central co-ordination of sensory systems covers how signals are processed and filtered for use by the animal.
This book will be essential reading for all researchers and graduate students interested in sensory systems.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Sound Detection Mechanisms and Capabilities of Teleost Fishes

    Popper, Arthur N. (et al.)

    Pages 3-38

  • Trails in Open Waters: Sensory Cues in Salmon Migration

    Døving, Kjell B. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Detection and Use of the Earth’s Magnetic Field by Aquatic Vertebrates

    Walker, Michael M. (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

  • Physical Principles of Electric, Magnetic, and Near-Field Acoustic Orientation

    Kalmijn, Ad. J.

    Pages 77-91

  • Active Electrolocation and Its Neural Processing in Mormyrid Electric Fishes

    Emde, Gerhard (et al.)

    Pages 92-107

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments
Editors
  • Shaun P. Collin
  • N.Justin Marshall
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-22628-6
DOI
10.1007/b97656
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95527-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3039-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 446
Number of Illustrations
112 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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