How to Use the Different
Features of This Cyberbook
book is organized into separate chapters, each written by a different
contributing author or authors. Each chapter has the following
navigational features. Located at the top of each page is a navigation
logo, like the one above, that
allows you to go directly to the Table of Contents, the Search Engine, or
Besides using the traditional table of contents to navigate
between the chapters, there is an additional drop down menu located in the upper
right corner of each page.
This menu allows you to navigate directly from one
chapter to another. Each chapter
consist of a single HTML page, and at the beginning of each chapter is an outline with direct links
to the various sections of a chapter.
The videos in this book
appear in two different formats: Windows AVI and Windows Media Player.
Some chapters have links to download the appropriate software in the
case that they are not identified as compatible with your operating
system. If not,
listed below is the contact information to download the video software you
prefer to use with your operating system.
Please note: These videos are optimized for Internet Explorer.
If you are using a browser other than Internet Explorer and are having
problems with the video files after downloading the appropriate
software, try viewing the chapter through Internet Explorer.
on the chapter, the videos in the book may start automatically, or require
one to scroll over or click on the image to begin the clip (examples
are shown below). An exception to this is the Schmajuk & Voicu chapter
in which clicking on specific images provided in several figures opens a more detailed,
animated version in a
new window with a
"start" button for animation. This feature allows you to view
the animation in the new window while referring to the text in your main
window. To exit the animation, close its window. For trouble-shooting,
please refer to the section on pop-up windows.
dynamic illustrations are used to provide simulations in the Biegler
Chapter. These were developed by Robert Biegler using
(National Instruments). The LabView Run-time engine is required
to run these interactive illustrations. Clicking on the relevant
figures will produce a prompt to run the simulation (if the LabView
run-time engine is already installed on the computer you are using) or
to download and install the runtime engine (if necessary). The runtime
engine is available to download and install from the cyberbook site (by link
in the captions of the relevant figures). A more recent version of
the LabView runtime engine may be available as a (free) download on the
National Instruments website.
Video example of pole box trial.||
Place fields are a common type of spatial
representation across vertebrate species.|
Place mouse cursor on panel to play video.
For each chapter,
references can be found towards the bottom of its webpage. A second
way that you can easily view a chapter's references is to press the
'r' key at any point when you are reading a chapter. This will
produce a pop-up window like the
one below. It will contain all of the references for that chapter.
You can scroll down this window and locate any reference of
interest. Use the "return to text" option at the top or
the close window at the bottom to close this window. A list of all
references in the book can be found by clicking "References for Entire
Book" in the main table of contents page.
Pop-up windows are used for displaying
references and the
search engine. If you have pop-up
blocking software, your settings may disable this feature. In order to
use these features, please change your settings to allow pop-ups from ASC pages.
Pressing the 'r' button on your keyboard
will bring up a second window in the top/left
corner of your screen displaying references for the chapter you are
viewing. Once this second window is open, you can switch
back and forth between the windows by clicking on the top of the window
or moving the second window. To close this window, you have three
options: 1) click the normal close window button, 2)
click on the text
"[Return to Main Text]" at the top of the window or 3) click
on the "Close this window and return to text" button at the
bottom of each window. You don't have to close this window to see subsequent references, but be aware that if you click on another link, the second
window will go behind the main window and you will need to click on the
task bar to bring it forward. Also pay attention to the caveat
associated with looking at pop-ups located by the search engine.
help search and locate specific information in this book,
search engine is provided. This form can be used to search the book's documents for specific words or
combinations of words. This output displays a weighted list of
matching documents, with better matches shown first. Each list item is a link to
a matching document; if the document has a title it will be shown, otherwise
only the document's file name is displayed.
The text search engine allows queries to be formed from arbitrary Boolean
expressions containing the keywords AND, OR, and NOT, and grouped with
parentheses. For example:
- visual cognition
finds documents containing 'visual' or 'cognition'
- visual or cognition
same as above
- visual and cognition
finds documents containing both 'visual' and 'cognition'
- visual not
finds documents containing 'visual' but not 'cognition'
- (visual not cognition) and pigeon
finds documents containing 'pigeon', plus 'visual' but not 'cognition'
finds documents containing words starting with 'pigeon'
Two options are available:
To print the
individual chapters, use the print option on your browser to print the
text from each chapter.
Or, download and view a PDF version
of the chapter. For the latter you will need to have the Adobe
Acrobat reader on your system. Again some of the images have been
resized. A separator has been added between figures. This option
typically produces the least paper and guarantees that figures will
not be split across breaks, unlike the first method. A facility
for printing entire chapters may be added depending upon demand.
that video files and animated pop-up windows attached to dynamic figures will not print.