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TOK video notes 3 - • Mother love is very different in...

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Nelson 1 Melissa Nelson Ms. Lorenzi IB TOK 23 September 2010 Video Notes Emotions applied to animals Assumed emotions are only for humans at first They lack a common knowledge Animals don’t have vocal cords similar to humans Teaches wasso sign language Mother chimp taught child chimp how to sign Humans uncomfortable with thought that animals may have emotions Octopus may change color to express emotions Red= anger White = fear Monkey and human brains have similar electric patterns Reptilian brain has basic safety recognition of fear Pangaea was a reptile Eden Then it split into continents Mammals could adapt Animals either adapted or died Separations of Pangaea brought across huge climate changes Survival now based on a smart brain rather than larger size or strength
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Unformatted text preview: • Mother love is very different in mammals in comparison to reptiles • Mammals teach • Are affectionate • Reptiles are not • Kids look towards a mother’s face to learn • Learns fast/well • Parents give guidance Nelson 2 • Dolphin mothers discipline their child when they misbehave then console it afterwards • A lot of physical comfort/ contact • Maternal love is addictive • Is a beta endorphin that maintains affection manner • Similar to morphine • Contact promotes calmness • Elephants are very maternal • Play allows development of survival skills • Play strengthens neurons • Practice for later dangers • Shows that animals posses imagination...
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