By Charles I. Abramson
This paintings presents a methodological advent to the examine of invertebrate studying. It goals to offer readers an realizing of the rules of sound experimental layout and of a few primary concerns within the research of behaviour. It comprises questions and lists of assets and fabrics.
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Extra resources for A primer of invertebrate learning : the behavioral perspective
These volumes stand as the classic guide to anatomical and histological data on invertebrates. @a 1967. Seymour Benzer introduced the “countercurrent method” for genetic dissection of behavior in the fruit fly, Drosophilu. For many years, this was the technique of choice for the genetic analysis of learning and memory, and variations are still generating important data today. For a discussion of the technique, see Benzer (1973). 1967. H. Keffer Hartline shared the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with George Wald and Ragnar Granit) for his discoveries concerning the physiological and chemical processes in the visual system.
36 A PRIMEROF INVERTEBRATELEARNING Often, research teams are established with the assistance of grant money. Grant money is given by the federal government, private foundations, and businesses to assist you in finding answers to specific questions. This money enables you to hire individuals and purchase equipment that can assist you in answering your particular research question. Money is not the only way to establish a research team, however. As faculty interested in entering the area of invertebrate learning, members of the team can be recruited through various university and college departments.
Using this method, you will apply your own experiences and expertise to find a solution. For instance, if your scientific discipline is in the area of psychology, most likely you will use the tools and theoretical approach of the psychologist in tackling a research question. In my view the drawback here is that you limit yourself unnecessarily. Yes, there are certainly advantages to specialization, but there are also advantages to generalization-not the least of which is that your wide variety of knowledge will always be in demand.