Human Ethology, Lecture 2

Human Ethology, Lecture 2 - H uman Ethology...

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Darwin-Expressions in Man and Animals –founding document of ethology Infant diary-anticipated all modern infant behavior research Smiling and Crying Questions: Do humans have FAPs, IRMS, social displays, an ethogram, instincts? FAPS Not really fixed not even in “simple animals”, not legacy coordination (erbkoordination) but, core coordination IRMS-implied but not necessarily complete (hawks and goose in chicks, its reversible and they can be trained to not respond) FAPS and IRMS are not really fixed/innate-some can be highly constrained but each has developmental history and ind. Variation (like saying Eiffel Tower is made of metal)—generally so but not specifically Smiling True smile—eyes In greeting it’s a fixed action pattern (core coordination) and releaser Coordinated Display A friend is seen and recognized the smile occurs (but brief eyebrow flash follows) Facial Display Anatomy-many muscles Perception With someone with Prosopagnasia-limited BF to Visual association cortex-occipitotemporal regions, but relatively the same in primary visual cortex-median occipital areas Normal-adequate blood flow to both regions
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ANTHRO 200 taught by Professor Gouzoulesandkonner during the Spring '11 term at Emory.

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