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Asking animals an introduction to animal behaviour testing.

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Description

This book will give an introduction to the use (and perhaps misuse) of behaviour tests applied to animals. Through illustrative examples from a variety of species, the aim is to inspire the animal experimenter to think about what a given behavioural test can be used for and how the results can be interpreted. It is not meant as a dictionary or list of tests from which a researcher can choose, but as an inspiration on what to do (and not to do) when developing and executing tests of animal behaviour. It has 13 chapters divided into three parts: part 1 (setting the scene, chapters 1-3), part 2 (types of test, chapters 4-10), and part 3 (additional aspects, chapters 11-13).

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Five things this book is not. Author(s):
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 7) Non-test observations. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 19) How to choose a test. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 29) Tests to characterize the animal. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 50) Choice, preference and motivation. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 65) Ability to detect and distinguish. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 78) Effects of age and treatment. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 93) Reinforcement and punishment. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 107) Learning capacity, memory and cognitive ability. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 124) Genetic components of behaviour. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 137) Other test considerations. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 154) Legislation, guidelines and ethical considerations. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 166) Future methodologies and technological advances. Author(s): Nielsen, B. L.

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