15. Brain and Cognition in Teleost Fish

  1. Culum Brown2,
  2. Kevin Laland3 and
  3. Jens Krause4,5
  1. Cristina Broglio,
  2. Antonia Gómez,
  3. Emilio Durán,
  4. Cosme Salas and
  5. Fernando Rodríguez

Published Online: 5 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342536.ch15

Fish Cognition and Behavior

Fish Cognition and Behavior

How to Cite

Broglio, C., Gómez, A., Durán, E., Salas, C. and Rodríguez, F. (2011) Brain and Cognition in Teleost Fish, in Fish Cognition and Behavior (eds C. Brown, K. Laland and J. Krause), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342536.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia

  2. 3

    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS, Scotland, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

  4. 5

    Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. Laboratorio de Psicobiologia, Universidad de Sevilla, c/ Camilo Jose Cela s/n, 41018, Sevilla, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Fish and Aquatic Resources Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Tony J. Pitcher

Series Editor Information

  1. Fisheries Centre, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332216

Online ISBN: 9781444342536



  • brain and cognition in teleost fish - evolution of brain and cognition;
  • neuroanatomical and functional data - vertebrate brain and behaviour evolution;
  • recent behavioural and functional data - challenging notions, brain and cognition evolution;
  • classical conditioning, fishes - reliable classical conditioning, reflexes and response systems;
  • cerebellum and telencephalon lesion effect - delay classical conditioning, eye-blink-like response in goldfish;
  • role of teleost cerebellum and telencephalic pallium - in trace motor classical conditioning;
  • spatial cognition, perceptive and cognitive mechanisms - subserved by distinct brain networks;
  • goldfish, and multiple spatial learning strategies - locating goal, small stimulus-controlled enclosure;
  • learning and memory systems - of teleost fishes, like those of reptiles, birds and mammals


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Classical conditioning

  • Emotional learning

  • Spatial cognition

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References