ch 51 animal communication - Animal Communication Mark A....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Animal Communication Lecture 38 November 26, 2008 Mark A. Sarvary Where we are going… 1. Communication as a behavior 2. Definition of communication 3. Discussion of stimulus types: Visual Auditory Chemical Tactile Electrical Animal behavio(u)r • Based on physiological systems and processes physiology behavior Animal behavior A behavior is: • the nervous system’s response to a stimulus and is carried out by the muscular or the hormonal system • an animal’s response to external and internal stimuli • subject to natural selection Ethology (ethos = character) Jane Goodall Konrad Lorenz Karl von Frisch Niko Tinbergen Janos Sarvary Animal behavior A behavior is: • the nervous system’s response to a stimulus and is carried out by the muscular or the hormonal system an animal’s response to external and internal stimuli • subject to natural selection
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Communication Animal Signals and Communication • In behavioral ecology, a signal is a behavior that causes a change in another animal’s behavior Communication is the transmission and reception of signals • The type of signal is closely related to lifestyle and environment Components of Communication Sender Receiver Medium Noise Signal Goal: change in behavior of the receiver Functions of Communication Agonistic:
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/20/2009 for the course BIO G 1101 taught by Professor Gilbert during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

Page1 / 8

ch 51 animal communication - Animal Communication Mark A....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online