Lecture 22

Lecture 22 - Lecture 22 Ethology o Study of an animal in...

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Lecture 22 Ethology o Study of an animal in its natural habitat Natural selection o Preserves behaviors that enhance fitness Learning o Habituation – a decrease in response to a repeatedly presented stimulus that is non-threatening Sitting in the library and lights are buzzing – you will come to ignore it Single celled organisms move away from the light but if this is repeated then eventually they won’t move away o Classical conditioning – Pavlov Conditioned the response of salivation so that a ringing of bell would elicit the desired response o Operant conditioning – Skinner box Random behavior from an animals elicits a response o Imprinting – Nobel Prize Konrad Lorenz He and his graduate students were assigned eggs and came in to talk to them. When the birds hatch, each person were a different pattern on their shoes and that’s what the birds would follow Imprinting may play a role in song development – songs are partly genetic, partly learned
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