Accession Number : AD0438238


Title :   MECHANISMS OF INTEGRATION OF PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR: A. STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION OF NEST BUILDING SKILLS IN CANARIES. B. CHANGES IN RESPONSIVENESS UNDER CONSTANT OR REPETITIVE STIMULATION. C. THE EFFECT OF AUDITORY DEPRIVATION OF BEHAVIOUR.


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,


Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE UNIV (ENGLAND)


Personal Author(s) : Hinde,R A


Report Date : 31 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : The role of changes in tactile sensitivity of the brood patch in the integration of nestbuilding behaviour of female canaries has been studied. This has involved work on the hormonal control of brood-patch development, including injection of steroids into normal and ovariectomised birds. Experiments have also been conducted on the induction of reproduction behaviour in winter. The changes in reproductive behaviour are being correlated with changes in ovarian histology. The moment to moment changes in strength of the mobbing response shown by chaffinches to ows is being analysed and some of the underlying processes isolated. Techniques for the experimental deafening of birds have been investigated. (Auahor)


Descriptors :   *BIRDS , BEHAVIOR , HEARING , AUDIOMETRY , STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , ECOLOGY , SURGERY , FEMALES , SENSITIVITY , REPRODUCTION , DEAFNESS , INJECTIONS(MEDICINE)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE