STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION OF NEST-BUILDING SKILLS IN CANARIES; THE EFFECT OF ABLATION OF THE FOREBRAIN OF AVIAN BEHAVIOUR; CURIOSITY AND FEAR RESPONSES TO STRANGE STIMULI.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF ZOOLOGY
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Attention was concentrated on the role of peripheral factors, and in particular the development of the brood-patch, in the integration of reproductive behaviour. Brood-patch development has been induced by exogenous hormones, and it was shown that there are changes in skin sensitivity as the brood-patch develops. The histological basis of this change in skin sensitivity is being studied. Other work is concerned with the mobbing response given by chaffinches to predators, which involves an approachavoidance conflict. A detailed analysis is being made of the relations between the elements of this response. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology