Science of Biological Connection of Love in the Natural World

Science of Biological Connection of Love in the Natural World

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Science of Biological Connection of Love in the Natural World Introduction: A. Establish in a broad sense how the 5 senses are used for communication among species. Touch: A. Use of touch is well known in human mating practice. B. Animals use touch in a similar and even broader range of ways. I. Birds A. Close contact to ease spatial boundaries: Eases aggressions and exhibits no harm. Picture 1 . B. Preening of feathers or leaning. Picture 2 . C. Human connection: Often ease boundaries. Introduce friendly touching such as hugs, handshake, etc. II. Another animal communicates even more broadly. Elephants. A. Seismic Communication: Stomping sent as far as 32 km. Rumbling sensed as far as 10 km. These can be greetings or warnings (seeking friends/family/possible mate). B. Tusks: Can be used for aggressive or gentle behavior, lifting baby, or greetings. C. Trunks: can explore in sexual context or used in the opposite context, to slap or block. Picture 3 . D. Ears: Affectionate rubbing or playing. E. Feet: Used to kick aggressively or playfully, Explore, caress, and assist. III. These methods are more relatable to humans. A. Obvious connection seen in caressing and exploring. IV. Transition out A. Application of touch is known to every animal. B. Matter of instinct. Sight: A. The most influencing sense for humans when finding a mate. Video 4 B. In birds sight is used to exhibit many similar tendencies as humans I. Displays of birds A. Flamboyant plumage (variation) of colors and elaborate displays of feathers along with body shape express how strong and healthy it is, making it a suitable mate. B. Peafowl birds are known for their stunning display of the males’ extensive fan. Picture 5 C. Humans use sight in deciding on a mate and look for certain characteristic that stand out in that individual. D. The birds of paradise rely on first impressions in courtship just like humans do in when choosing a mate. II. Dancing A. The Superb birds of paradise dance around the female bird in attempt to make a fist good impression. Video 6 B. Physical movements from daring dives to intricate sequences are part of the courtship ritual. C. Many species the male dances alone, while a few they dance together. Dance mistakes show inexperience and hesitancy and typically results in unsuccessful mating. III. Feeding
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A. Offering food shows that the male can not only find food but share and provide for a mate. B. Some males place the food near the partner while some species place it in their mouth. C. Humans when in courtship look for aspects an individual like, are they going to
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course BIOL 1101 taught by Professor Sbergamo during the Fall '07 term at Gainesville State.

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