1: Introduction2: Fundamentals of neurobiology3: The study of animal behavior and its neural basis: a brief history4: Orienting movements5: Active orientation and localization6: Neuronal control of motor output7: Neuronal processing of sensory information8: Sensorimotor integration9: Neuromodulation: the accommodation of motivational changes in behavior10: Circadian rhythms and biological clocks11: Large-scale navigation: migration and homing12: Communication13: Cellular mechanisms of learning and memory
Over the last 30 years, Gunther Zupanc has acquired intensive research and teaching experience in the following four academic systems: the American system through his graduate study and postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego (1987-1992), and numerous research visits; the Canadian system through many research visits and a Visiting Professorship at the University of Ottawa (1994-1997); the German system though his studies in biology and physics at the University of Regensburg (1979-1987), as well as his work as a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tubingen (1992-1997); and the British system, as a Senior Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Manchester from 1997 to 2002. Gunther K.H. Zupanc is Professor and Chair, Department of Biology of Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Review from previous edition: "Zupanc's integrative approach towards the neural basis of behavior is not only engagingly written and thus suitably fascinating to an interdisciplinary readership, but also represents a well-structured text particularly appropriate for teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. In the context of learning-tools, many novel features supplementing each chapter are appealing, such as sectional outlines, marginal notes highlighting important points, key concepts tackled in text boxes, summaries, a list of questions, and key references. Biographical inserts of leading scientists contribute to the liveliness of the treatment of the corresponding scientific case studies." - Prof. em. Dr. Joerg-Peter Ewert, Integrative and Comparative Biology