Chapter 51 Notes (Animal Behavior)

Chapter 51 Notes (Animal Behavior) - AP BIOLOGY Animal...

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Unformatted text preview: AP BIOLOGY Animal Behavior- Behavior = what an animal does and how it does it- Learning = considered a behavioral process- Fixed action pattern (FAP) = a sequence of unlearned, innate behaviors that is unchangeable. = once initiated, is usually carried to completion. = regular, unvarying pattern = sign stimulus = an external sensory stimulus that triggers FAP. - Imprinting = a type of behavior including both learning and innate components, irreversible = occurs during a sensitive period (= critical time period) = a limited phase in an animals development, after that, you cant learn = example = young geese.- Kinesis = a simple change in activity or turning rate in response to a stimulus = undirected (without direction) change = sow bugs become more active in dry areas and less active in humid areas- Taxis = a more or less automatic, oriented movement toward or away from a stimulus = directed (with direction) change- Migration= long distance, seasonal movement of animals....
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2012 for the course ZOOLOGY 152 taught by Professor Stephengammie during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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