A new approach to experiments in «odor psychophysics» (on the research of the olfactory sensitivity of fish)

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Abstract

This work represents a scientific review and synthesis of the major achievements in the field of psychophysics of a fish’s olfaction over the past 25 years compared with all prior period of the development of the subject. This review allows one to analyze the results of national studies in the context of world scientific trends and to assess the importance of an interdisciplinary and ecological approach to an experiment in solving of zoo-psychophysical problems.

General Information

Keywords: olfaction, sensitivity, discrimination, the key incentives, the effectiveness of actions, untrained fish

Journal rubric: Psychophysiology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Selivanova L.A. A new approach to experiments in «odor psychophysics» (on the research of the olfactory sensitivity of fish) . Eksperimental'naâ psihologiâ = Experimental Psychology (Russia), 2010. Vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 38–49. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Lyubov A. Selivanova, PhD in Psychology, Junior Research Associate, A. N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: lyubov.selivanova@gmail.com

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