Feeding in Mammals: Comparative, Experimental, and Evolutionary Insights on Form and Function

Using Hiiemae’s Process Model as a framework for integrating form and function across behavior, this chapter provides a synthesis of the kinematics and motor control of mammalian feeding

Susan H. Williams

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • Using Hiiemae’s Process Model as a framework for integrating form and function across behavior, this chapter provides a synthesis of the kinematics and motor control of mammalian feeding
  • Some prospects for future research on mammalian feeding are provided, emphasizing the role that recent technological advances can play in elucidating form-function links in mammalian feeding
  • This chapter could not have been completed without numerous discussions on mammalian feeding over many years with my colleagues Drs Chris Vinyard, Christine Wall, and Stéphane Montuelle
  • Kinematic electromyographic and bone strain data included in this chapter were collected with National Science Foundation grants BCS-0720025, IOS-1456810, DBI-0922988, and IOS-0520855
  • Iriarte-Diaz J, Reed DA, Ross CF Sources of variance in temporal and spatial aspects of jaw kinematics in two species of primates feeding on foods of different properties

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