PSYC 327 02.15.07 Lecture #08

PSYC 327 02.15.07 Lecture #08 - PSYC 327 02.15.07 I)...

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PSYC 327 02.15.07 I) Developmental Homeostasis A) Infantile Amnesia 1) when young rats and adult rats are tested for memory, the adult rats usually have an easier time recalling memories 2) Paradox 3) Reinstated i. With ducklings, they use imprinting to learn who their mothers are. Everytime that the duckling sees their mother, the memory is more reinstated ii. Adults can remember their favorite toys from childhood because they encounter it many times. B) Genetically made to resist effects from the environment. 1) Neotony- when species reproduce while still child 2) Body hair is part of maturation of an organism i. Humans have little hair and grow hair due to maturation ii. Monkeys have little hair when born II) Film: -baby seals are born with fat. They spend six to eight months after they are born laying on a beach, where the fat storage will develop into muscle and bone so they can be strong enough to go to sea. -baby chicks are able to eat food on the ground almost as soon as they are born. They flow downstream with their mothers to find food. The have to walk most of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 327 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '07 term at Binghamton.

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