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Neuroethology of Acoustic Prey Localization in the Barn Owl

Konishi, Masakazu (1983) Neuroethology of Acoustic Prey Localization in the Barn Owl. In: Neuroethology and Behavioral Physiology: Roots and Growing Points. Springer , Berlin, pp. 303-317. ISBN 978-3-642-69273-4.

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During the 1971 International Ethological Conference in Edinburgh there was a symposium in which Ken Roeder and Niko Tinbergen spoke. Ken said that he studied behavior under the skin, while Niko outside the skin. Indeed, this was the only difference between them, for their ideas and goals of studying natural behavior were very similar. In our study of the barn owl we moved freely across the interface between behavior and neurophysiology. The most important philosophical and practical problem was to design both behavioral experiments which would reveal the attributes of the underlying neural mechanisms and physiological experiments which were relevant to the behavior under study. On several occasions our physiological observations led us to fruitful behavioral experiments and these, in turn, helped generate new ideas for useful physiological investigations.

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Additional Information:© 1983 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. This research was supported by a National Institutes of Health grant. I thank Dr. Andrew Moiseff for critically reading the manuscript.
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Subject Keywords:Receptive Field; Sound Source; Sound Localization; Auditory Neuron; Auditory Space
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