bio lecture 16 - BIO 311D LECTURE 16 Behavior, interactions...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style BIO 311D LECTURE 16 Behavior, interactions between individuals
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What is behavior? What animals do and how and why they do it – communication and response. Can be species specific, individual specific, or developmentally specific. Two kinds – Two questions –
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Innate (instinctual) behaviors Examples Web-weaving in spiders Begging for food in chicks (pecking at high contrast “bill” in herring gulls) Chick “crouching” in many ground-nesting birds Imprinting on “parent” at hatching (Smiling and contagious yawning in humans)
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Imprinting
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Learned behaviors Chicks do not crouch Chicks crouch
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Social learning: Song acquisition in white- crowned sparrows Lyre bird
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Associative learning (operant conditioning)
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Small minds and spatial learning
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Cognition
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Behavioral genetics Behavior is a combination of genetics and environment. Behaviors can: 1. Be similar in related species 2. Be species specific 3. Run in families (humans) 4. Patterned in an individual
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What behaviors are studied with genetics in mind? Substance use and abuse
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bio lecture 16 - BIO 311D LECTURE 16 Behavior, interactions...

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