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Unformatted text preview: 4/9/2010 Animal Behavior 1 Today’s Lecture: What is behavior? Genetically influenced behaviors Fixed Action Patterns Directed Movements Imprinting Environmentally influenced behaviors Social influence Habituation Spatial Learning Animal Behavior Associative Learning The modern scientific study of animal behavior extends beyond simply observing behavior, to: •how behavior is controlled •how behavior develops and evolves •how behavior contributes to an individual’s survival •how behavior contributes to an individual’s reproductive success 1 4/9/2010 2 4/9/2010 Tinbergen’s four questions: 1. What is the mechanistic basis of the behavior? (chemical, anatomical, physical) Konrad Lorenz (1903-1989) Nikolaas Tinbergen(1907-1988) 2. How does development of the animal influence the behavior? 3. What is the evolutionary history of the behavior? 4. How does the behavior contribute to the survival and reproduction? “for their discoveries concerning organization and elicitation of individual and social behavior patterns” Karl von Frisch(1886-1982) 3 4/9/2010 no attack attack 4 4/9/2010 5 4/9/2010 important 6 4/9/2010 7 4/9/2010 8 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2010 for the course BIO 187 taught by Professor Plowes during the Spring '10 term at Arizona.

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