Friday, January 4, 2013

Neuroethology of toads

It turns out that Youtube hosts a great mini-documentary about those old famous experiments in the toad, in which, depending on what kind of a black shape you show to the animal, it either tries to catch it, or avoids it.

That's the foundation of neuroethology, and a great educational video to show! (I usually give videos as a homework. I guess watching videos is easier than reading papers, and thus makes a more humane homework)

The video is split in 3 parts, and is about 30 minutes in total.

Keywords: worm, antiworm, nucleus isthmus, visually guided avoidance behavior, prey capture, frog, toad.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know of any other videos like this one? Or different fields of neuroscience whose research would resemble that of the video?