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Fish Cognition and Behavior
edited by Culum Brown

Fish Cognition and Behavior is an important contribution to all fish biologists and ethologists and contains much information of commercial importance for fisheries managers and aquaculture personnel.


  • Foraging skills
  • Predator recognition
  • Social organization and learning
  • Welfare and pain


Learning of Foraging Skills by Fish

  • Some Factors Affecting the Learning Process
  • Patch Use and Probability Matching
  • Performance
  • Tracking Environmental Variation
  • Competition
  • Learning and Fish Feeding: Some Applications

Learned Defenses and Counter Defenses in Predator-Prey Interactions

  • The Predator-Prey Sequence
  • Avoidance
  • Detection
  • Recognition
  • Approach

Learning About Danger: Chemical Alarm Cues and the Assessment of Predation Risk By Fishes

  • Chemical Alarm Cues and Flexible Responses
  • Temporal Variability and the Intensity of Antipredator Behaviour
  • Predator Diet Cues and Risk Assessment During Predator Inspection
  • Acquired Predator Recognition
  • Constraints on Learning
  • Heterospecific Responses

Learning & Mate Choice

  • Sexual Imprinting
  • Learning After Reaching Maturity
  • Eavesdropping
  • Mate-Choice Copying
  • Social Mate Preferences Overriding Genetic Preferences
  • Cultural Evolution Through Mate-Choice Copying
  • Does Mate-Choice Copying Support the Evolution of a Novel Male Trait?
  • Is Mate-Choice Copying an Adaptive Mate-choice Strategy?
  • Outlook

Modulating Aggression Through Experience

  • Winner and Loser Effects in Fishes
  • Mechanisms of Experience Effects
  • Other Types of Experience
  • Integrating Experience Information
  • Conclusions and Future Directions

The Role of Learning in Fish Orientation

  • Why Keep Track of Location?
  • The Use of Learning and Memory in Orientation
  • Learning About Landmarks
  • Compass Orientation
  • Water Movements
  • Inertial Guidelines and Internal 'Clocks'
  • Social Cues
  • How Flexible is Orientation Behaviour?
  • Salmons Homing—A Case Study

Learned Recognition of Conspecifics

  • Recognition of Familiars and Condition-Dependency
  • Familiarity or Kin Recognition?

Social Organization and Information Transfer in Schooling Fish

  • Integrated Collective Motion
  • Collective Motion in the Absence of External Stimuli
  • Response to Internal State and External Stimuli: Information Processing Within Schools
  • Information Status, Leadership and Collective Decision-Making in Fish Schools
  • The Structure of Fish Schools and Populations
  • Social Networks and Individual Identities
  • Community Structure in Social Networks
  • Conclusions and Future Directions

Social Learning in Fishes

  • Anti-Predator Behaviour
  • Migration and Orientation
  • Foraging
  • Mate Choice
  • Aggression
  • Trade-offs in Reliance on Social and Asocial Sources of Information Among Fishes

Cooperation and Cognition in Fishes

  • Why Study Cooperation in Fishes?

Machiavallian Intelligence in Fishes

  • Cognitive Abilities of Fishes that Form the Basis for Machiavellian Intelligence

Neural Mechanisms of Learning in Teleost Fish

  • Pioneering Studies
  • Classical Conditioning
  • Emotional Conditioning
  • Spatial Cognition

The Role of Fish Learning Skills in Fisheries and Aquaculture

  • Fisheries
  • Aquaculture
  • Stock Enhancement and Sea-Ranching


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Fish Cognition and Behavior
edited by Culum Brown
2006 • 328 pages • $210.95 + shipping
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