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Why should still behavioral ecologists pay any cognizance to cognitive techniques? might fowl track complexity have developed as a method to promulgate an individual's cognitive features? is restricted cognizance an optimum procedure or just a processing constraint? may still reports of spatial studying be moved to the sector? Can released reviews of behavioral innovation be used as a handy degree of an animal's cognitive skill within the box? 4 across the world famous audio system mentioned those and different questions on the symposium 'Ecology and the imperative anxious approach' in Montreal through the assembly of the overseas Society for Behavioral Ecology. Their contribution provided during this ebook, illustrate the level to which cognitive tactics and the crucial fearful constructions that aid them were formed via usual choice to fulfill the demanding situations of the ecological situations during which they function.

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3. Song system nuclei and pathways as currently understood. Dashed lines indicate projections that appear to be primarily auditory; solid lines indicate projections that are primarily motor or integrative. Bold lines indicate the primary auditory reception pathways. Shaded areas show immediate early gene activation in birds that are hearing song [from DeVoogd and Lauay, 2000]. nXII ts + Resp CNN MLd nll ICo lam nmc = auditory pathways syrinx, tongue & respiratory muscles conspecific song. An activation program such as this would be well-suited to register and initiate behavioral responses on the basis of song syllable variety or incidence of especially salient syllables – as female canaries in fact do [Kroodsma, 1976; Vallet and Kreutzer, 1995].

Anim Behav, in press. Lauay CHA, Pflaster A, Komorowski R, DeVoogd TJ (2002) In zebra finches, dendritic spine frequency in NCM varies with exposure to song during rearing. 4 Leitner S, Catchpole CK (2002) Female canaries that respond and discriminate more between male songs of different quality have a larger song control nucleus (HVC) in the brain. J Neurobiol 52:294–301. Leitner S, Leisler B, DeVoogd TJ, Catchpole CK (2002) The size of a major song control nucleus (HVC) in the brains of European sedge warblers has a strong genetic component.

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