L39_Communication 2009 - Animal Communication Mark A....

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1 Animal Communication Lecture 39 November 30, 2009 Mark A. Sarvary Interested in learning about a different career path in the field of dietetics? Want to find out more about the responsibilities of a dietitian in this setting? Everyone is welcome to attend! The Cornell University Dietetic Association is proud to host: RESEARCH DIETIAN FOR THE MILITARY NUTRITION DIVISION Join us on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1 G-71 MVR 4:30PM BIOLOGY DINING DISCUSSIONS Fall 2009 – Cornell University Monday, 30 Nov. 2009 Dr. Rob Raguso Room 302AB APPEL DINING HALL 5:45 PM Meeting place: West Entrance to Appel Center at 5:45pm Animal Communication Lecture 39 November 30, 2009 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
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2 Animal behavio(u)r • Based on physiological systems and processes physiology behavior Animal behavior A behavior is: 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 Communication
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3 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 Components of Communication
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