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Environmental Complexity and Social Organization Sculpt the Brain in Lake Tanganyikan Cichlid Fish
TLDR
It is found that environmental and social factors differentially affect the brain, with environmental factors showing a broader effect on a range of brain structures compared to social factors. Expand
Multiple electrosensory maps in the medulla of weakly electric gymnotiform fish. II. Anatomical differences
  • C. Shumway
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 1 December 1989
TLDR
The results suggest that the primary anatomical bases of the physiological differences among maps are differences in the amount of primary afferent convergence, coupled with differences in descending input. Expand
Multiple electrosensory maps in the medulla of weakly electric gymnotiform fish. I. Physiological differences
  • C. Shumway
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Journal of neuroscience : the official…
  • 1 December 1989
TLDR
Responses of the amplitude- coding pyramidal neurons in the multiple electrosensory maps could provide the initial separation of spatial and temporal processing of sensory information, much as has been suggested for X and Y ganglion cells in the cat retina. Expand
Habitat Complexity, Brain, and Behavior
  • C. Shumway
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Brain, Behavior and Evolution
  • 1 October 2008
TLDR
This review shows how habitat complexity influences both brain and behavior in African cichlid fishes, drawing on examples from primates and birds where appropriate, and speculation that species-specific neural effects of environmental complexity could be the consequence of the corresponding social changes. Expand
Visual acuity, environmental complexity, and social organization in African cichlid fishes.
TLDR
The authors' results are the first to demonstrate that species-specific differences in visual acuity are associated with differences in both the physical and social environment. Expand
Quantifying habitat complexity in aquatic ecosystems
Summary 1. Many aquatic studies have attempted to relate biological features, such as species diversity, abundance, brain size and behaviour, to measures of habitat complexity. Previous measures ofExpand
The evolution of complex brains and behaviors in African cichlid fishes
TLDR
The effects of both social organization and the physical environment, specifically habitat complexity, on the brains and behavior of highly visual African cichlid fishes are explored, drawing on examples from primates and birds where appropriate. Expand
GABAergic inhibition shapes temporal and spatial response properties of pyramidal cells in the electrosensory lateral line lobe of gymnotiform fish
TLDR
The physiological results obtained in this study, along with the results of Bastian (1986a, b), further the understanding of the functional role of the ELL circuitry and suggest that spatial and temporal response properties of pyramidal cells are regulated by different but interacting inhibitory interneurons. Expand
Plasticity in cerebellar tactile maps in the adult rat
TLDR
The data show that, although both afferent pathways are capable of reorganization throughout development, their relative contribution to the map appears to differ, depending on the age at which lesion occurs. Expand
A Neglected Science: Applying Behavior to Aquatic Conservation
  • C. Shumway
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 24 January 1999
TLDR
Arguments are presented that the conservation of species diversity and genetic diversity alone does not necessarily protect important behavioral diversity, and the maintenance of both individual and population variability may be essential for the preservation of a species. Expand
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