Accession Number : AD0637028

Title :   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.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : CAMBRIDGE UNIV (ENGLAND) DEPT OF ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Hinde,R. A.

Report Date : 12 JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : 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 approach/avoidance conflict. A detailed analysis is being made of the relations between the elements of this response. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIRDS, *BEHAVIOR), FEAR, SKIN(ANATOMY), REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM, HORMONES, SENSITIVITY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE