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November 19, 2003 - Neurophysiology and Nature versus Nurtu

November 19, 2003 - Neurophysiology and Nature versus Nurtu...

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Neurophysiology I. Markove analysis a. What is the probability that certain characteristics or actions will follow another action? i. Scientists have basically found that behaviors are not sequential, especially not above two or three. II. What is Behavior? a. In both the physical and social environment, similar to the definition of ecology b. Involves bodily movements and also the context in which these behaviors occur i. For example, the red fox and the potholes around the prairie lands 1. there is a zone of vegetation in which that doesn’t get cut 2. any way, the fox can make strategic movements looking for prey ii. Snakes wait for their prey to come to them iii. Alligators can swim up very slowly, with only the tip of their eyes and the snout above the ripples. 1. when the bird or prey comes within range, attacks very quickly iv. Also, gulls like the Great Blackback gull, chowing down on a young gull. Possibly the gull killed the other bird 1. this brings about the idea of Handling time III. Handling Time a.
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