Moneuran: A Neuroethological Model for Prey Catching and Predator Avoidance Behaviors in Anurans

R. Sigala-Alanís, F. Cervantes, and A. Weitzenfeld (Mexico)


Biological neural networks, neuroethology modeling, schema theory, frogs, toads, prey catching and predator avoidance behavior.


Through experimentation and simulation scientists are able to get a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in living organisms. These mechanisms, both structural and behavioral, serve as inspiration in the modeling of neural based architectures as well as in the implementation of robotic systems. Specifically we are interested in the study, simulation and robotic implementation of the mechanisms of visuomotor coordination of animals like frogs, toads, salamanders and praying mantis. This work make emphasis in the frog and toads action selection process in critical situations (presence of prey and predators) with the influences of motivational effects.

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