Gestalt Perception in the Common Toad - 3. Neuroethological Analysis of Prey Recognition

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Gestalt Perception in the Common Toad - 3. Neuroethological Analysis of Prey Recognition
Alternative Title
Gestaltwahrnehmung bei der Erdkröte - 3. Neuroethologische Analyse des angeborenen Beuteerkennens
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German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
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C 1432
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Release Date
1982
Language
English
Other Version(s) German
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IWF
Production Year
1980

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Film, 16 mm, LT, 221 m ; F, 20 1/2 min

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Abstract
Neuroethological investigational methods. Configurational prey recognition and its directional variance. Neurophysiological recording experiments show the activities of individual neurons in the optic tectum and caudal dorsal thalamus. Triggering of prey capture and fleeing by specific point stimulation of the brain. Modification of the innate releasing mechanism through local brain lesion. Animated demonstration of the toad brain and a model of the innate releasing mechanism.
Keywords AAM prey recognition prey capture / Amphibia experimental behaviour research / Amphibia visual recognition shape recognition brain / amphibia experimental stimulus Bufo bufo common toad
IWF Classification zoology ethology, morphology vertebrata - vertebrates amphibia - amphibian anura - tailless amphibians (anurans) physiology (zoology) sensory physiology optical sense biology

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