Lecture32 - BioNB 2210: Lecture 32 Nov. 9, 2011 Lecture 32:...

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BioNB 2210: Lecture 32 Nov. 9, 2011 Lecture 32: Hormones and Behavior 1 Activational Effects Professor Mike Webster Learning Objectives 1. Explain how hormones regulate expression of a behavior to synchronize it with intrinsic (age, gender, condition) and extrinsic (environment, including the social environment) factors. 2. Describe and interpret results from experiments showing the relationship between testosterone and aggression. 3. Explain how the HPG axis operates to regulate expression of reproductive behaviors. I. Why hormones in a course on animal behavior? A. Hormones are important mechanisms of many behaviors closely tied to fitness, and hormonal mechanisms themselves evolve. B. Hormones give behavior properties that make it more adaptive. 1. Hormones coordinate whole suites of behavioral and other traits, and coordinate behavior with morphology and fertility. 2. Hormones coordinate behavior with developmental stage (age) and size. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 08/27/2011 for the course BIONB 2210 taught by Professor Seeley during the Fall '10 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Lecture32 - BioNB 2210: Lecture 32 Nov. 9, 2011 Lecture 32:...

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