Nerve cells and animal behavior the book focuses on the roles of individual nerve cells in behaviour from simple startle responses to complex behaviours such as route learning by rats and . Nerve cells and animal behaviour is an interesting and pleasant read that conveys the thrill of studying the neural basis of animal behavior it would be ideal for triggering interesting discussions in a relatively small biology or psychology course william b kristan jr the quarterly review of biology. It begins by examining the relationship between brains and behaviour and showing how study of specialised behaviours reveals neuronal mechanisms that control behaviour information processing by nerve cells is introduced using specific examples and the establishing roles of neurons in behaviour is described for a predator prey interaction . Nerve cells and animal behaviour is an interesting short book that aims to introduce lecturers to neurophysiology using some vertebrate examples and some invertebrate examples although from a phylogenetics point of view it would rather be more correct to say the examples describe vertebrates ecdysozoa and few lophotrochozoa. Get this from a library nerve cells and animal behaviour peter j simmons david young an extensively revised third edition of this introduction to neuroethology the neuronal basis of animal behaviour for zoology biology and psychology undergraduate students the book focuses on
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