Ans42 - Jan 11 Social Behavior

Ans42 - Jan 11 Social Behavior - Ans 42 Jan 11 2008 Traits...

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Ans 42 Jan 11 2008 Traits favoring domestication – finish Neotemy + other traits that accompany domestication Derivalton of the day – evidence + importance Traits favoring domestication - Group structure - Sexual Behavior - Parent-young interaction (broad acceptance) - Response to humans (favorable response) o Low flight distance o Little disturbed by novel environments - Other o Flexible diet requirements o Not too agile Neoteny – Retention of traits (behavioral and physical) that characterize juvenile animals – retained into adulthood - juvenile animals are more easier to control o like kids who fight in war. Theory I – - Domestication: retains juvenile traits into adulthood. Theory II – - Juvenile behaviors = rewards - Study in Russia o Foxes, culturally controlled, not domesticated, used for fur. 20 years. Bred the most tamed animals, these foxes acted most like adult dogs, (more juvenile), they also looked younger. (head is more round, ears more floppy) Disney – Mickey Mouse used to look like a rat, less people liked this, so they made it
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ANS 42 taught by Professor Oberbauer during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.

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Ans42 - Jan 11 Social Behavior - Ans 42 Jan 11 2008 Traits...

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