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Exam Answer 2 - BIOL 3143 Mid-term#2 Professor Trevor Avery...

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BIOL 3143 Mid-term #2 February 15, 2005 Professor: Trevor Avery Answers Instructions 1) Answer each question; some short answer questions have a choice of part A or part B. 2) There are four parts to the test: definitions, multiple choice, true/false and short answer. 3) Short answer questions can be done in point form if the answer is presented in a logical order! 4) The shotgun effect will not work and may result in a reduced mark. 5) More space? Use the back of the last page and provide the question number. Part A) Definitions Define the following terms. 1) chronobiology Study of time-related phenomena in living organisms (rhythms) 2) circannual cycles cycles that recur every year (about 365 days) 3) Ivan Pavlov first described and showed conditioning using dogs (Pavlov’s dog) through bells, whistles, metronomes, tuning forks and the bubbling of air through water awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1904 classical conditioning 4) jstor, google scholar, pubmed online journal repositories 5) learning sets acquisition of a learning strategy by the animal (interproblem learning) 6) learning relatively permanent change in behaviour of potential for behaviour that results from experience
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Part B) Multiple Choice There is only one (1) correct answer for each question. 7) Which one is not a characteristic of biological rhythms: a) temperature compensation b) not generally synchronized with one or more environmental rhythms c) unaffected by biochemical pathway blockers d) self-sustaining 8) B.F. Skinner is best known for: 9) Banshee rabbits sit and watch while other banshee rabbits are feeding from two (2) dishes. One dish is electrified and, after a short time, the rabbits all move to eat out of the non-electrified dish. When the observers are released, they all go to the non-electrified dish. This situation describes:
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