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Animal Behavior & Communication

Prairie Dogs Kiss and Lobsters Wave: How Animals Say Hello

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Following this period, half of the paired and isolated animals were exposed to 7 days of chronic unpredictable mild stressors while the other half remained undisturbed. Once initiated, each routine is seen through to completion; for example, if caterpillars are systematically removed as the wasp brings them to a burrow, she will repeat the hunting and provisioning loop indefinitely, locked into her rigidly programmed sequence. Reducing a single deficit: While a displaced state may be costly, so too is the performance of corrective behaviour.

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Introduction to Animal Behavior [Hardcover] [1998] (Author)

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Contact stimuli profoundly affect the irritability of many organisms and consequently have a marked influence on their behavior. W.n6 Studies in Animal Behavior he soon finds himself hampered by the paucity of knowledge in those fields to which he would naturally It would be very deturn for helpful suggestions. Authors from the earlier period are included if they were not located for the original volume. In other cases, such as temperature stress, regulation might be wholly or partly physiological (e.g. vasodilation or sweating).

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Animal Social Behavior

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Understanding Other Minds: Perspectives From Autism. Sarah, Lana, Austin and Sherman were all taught using standard operant techniques (see 6.2.1.2). The irony in the story comes when the pigs turn into the very thing revolted against. Indeed, poor correlations between spontaneous self-exploratory behaviour in front of a mirror and later responses to a mark test in chimpanzees (Povinelli et al. 1993) suggest little in the way of a unified concept of self.

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Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to

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Without such evolution the power of associative memory would avail little. fishes and amphibians have shown that associations The studies are formed by a gradual process of reinforcement or inhibition of a particular reaction to a given stimThe method followed is one which Lloyd ulus. If the number of predator attacks stays the same despite increasing prey group size, each prey may have a reduced risk of predator attacks through the dilution effect. [37] Additionally, a predator that is confused by a mass of individuals can find it more difficult to single out one target.

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Animal Behavior & Communication

Great Chain of Life

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Eibl-Eibesfeldt, I. (1963) Angoborenes und Erworbenes im Verhalten einiger Säuger. Symmetry is one of the cornerstones of Gestalt perception (the perception of entities as wholes rather the sums of their parts) in humans, and symmetrical stimuli have repeatedly been shown to have greater efficacy than asymmetrical contrasts in discrimination tasks in other species (e.g. Prerequisite: concurrent registration in ZOO 4440 or consent of instructor. (Offered fall semester) 4440.

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Animal Behavior: Psychobiology, Ethology, and Evolution

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Applicants must have the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in zoology or biology and an acceptable academic record. Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA) 124 (2), 542-547. Reproductive System male: penis # testes # glands female: ovaries # oviducts # uterus # vagina General Function: 1. In contrast to learning by association, there is no reward (as in the previous example), and even punishing stimuli have a reinforcing effect.

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When Elephants Paint: The Quest of Two Russian Artists to

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 97: 3585–90. Rebecca Irwin’s (1988) study of song development in sparrows is a nice example. Costs of inbreeding 1 Deleterious genes more likely to be fully expressed. 2 Beneficial interactions (heterozygous advantage or over-dominance) between different alleles at same genetic locus lost. 3 Offspring insufficiently variable for one or other to cope with a varying environment. 4 Offspring more like each other and so compete more intensely.

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Animals Behaving Badly: Boozing Bees, Cheating Chimps, Dogs

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These results only occurred on day 5, and not day's 2 to 4 post- injection of α7 cRNA, implicating higher level of alpha 7 expression and Ca2+ influx through α7 Rs might be the major determinants for upregulation. 1Individualized Major Program-Animal Behavior, 2Department of Biology, 3Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, 4Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Understanding how complexity at the macro level arises from the interactions of individual components is a question central to many biological disciplines.

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The Natural History Reader in Animal Behavior

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List all the different kinds of respiratory organs found and Arthropods and name a specific animal that has each. 14. Hagelin, Joakim, Bo Johansson, Jann Hau and Hans-Erik Carlsson. 2002. Lorenz had attracted Tinbergen’s attention with his 1935 German-language paper “Der Kumpan in des Umwelt des Vogels,” (The Companion in the Bird’s World) which described how instincts function in the social life of birds. Objects distort the returning sound waves in different ways, allowing bats to judge their size, shape and texture as well as, in the case of moving objects, their speed and direction of movement (Simmons & Stein 1980).

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Individual Behavior and Community Dynamics (Population and

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Since it does not reflect the individual’s current RHP (Adams & Caldwell 1990), the display is dishonest. In the light of the facts mentioned above it is. these animals follow light more or less after the manner in which higher animals pursue any other object of interest. account for the peculiar orientation of these This conclusion is supported. A. (1985) Distribution of unequal competitors. Consequently, there must be a placement of cognition in a larger zoological context, that takes into consideration animals’ ethologies, ecologies and adaptations, as well as developmental and learning processes.

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