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By Sven O. E. Ebbesson (auth.), Sven O. E. Ebbesson (eds.)

When a tender graduate scholar sat ahead of Percival Bailey in 1960 and mentioned his longstanding curiosity in zoology and his fresh curiosity within the fearful method, he requested the then Director of the Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute if there has been help within the medical institution for learn in evolutionary comparative neurology. Bailey patted his stomach with either arms and inspiration for a second. eventually he stated: "Young guy, there is not any position for individuals like you." The graduate pupil was once crestfallen. To a wide quantity what Bailey stated remains to be real. The higher a part of study in neurobiology is directed towards answering a unmarried huge query. How do brains regularly, and the human mind specifically, paintings? it is a valid and critical query. it's not, in spite of the fact that, the single query worthy answering. This overweening emphasis on functionality, in particular in regard to the human anxious is as a result the origins of neurology within the medical institution. the pro institution, process, web site of such a lot such study, has been remarkably well-insulated from the various significant matters of biology.

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Similarly, Gruber (1967; Gruber and Schneiderman, 1975) has demonstrated rapid classical conditioning of the shock-induced nictitating membrane response in lemon sharks using a light flash conditioned stimulus. As in auditory research, being able to use a restrained shark can provide a methodological advantage in visual psychophysical experiments where precise control of the effective stimulus is desirable. 3. Ethology and Naturalistic Response Patterns In their recent discussion of approaches to studying shark behavior, Gruber and Myrberg (1977) have provided a timely summary of current ethological research on sharks, including their social organization, daily movements, and courtship activities.

If the incorrect target was chosen, the door remained closed and the shark had to correct itself before receiving a reward. Care was taken to control for any olfactory or sonic cues which might bias target choices. After completion of each trial, the subject swam back through a corridor to the start-pen. 01; Bogartz, 1965). , 1978). The first behavioral evidence for telencephalic visual function in elasmobranchs resulted from attempts to train naive operated sharks to discriminate black vs. white (BW) and horizontal vs.

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