Animal Behavior. http://www.flickr.com/photos/fpat/3375999258/. Behavior - any action that can be observed and described. Some are innate, while others are learned. Ethology - the scientific study of animal behavior. Kinesis and Taxis are 2 major animal responses to stimuli.
Some are innate, while others are learned.
Ethology - the scientific study of animal behavior
Kinesis: non-directional movement in response to a stimulus
Taxis: directional movement in response to a stimulus (toward or away)
http://ticklemeplant.com/ ( Mimosa pudica)
Studies of animal behavior often focuses on what behaviors are genetically based and what is learned (Nature vs. Nurture)
Is a serial killer born that way?
Imprinting - bond that forms between adults and offspring
Involves "training" a behavior using a reward or punishment system.
If you are given materials, can you build what you need to achieve the desired result?
Sexual Selection – increases an animal’s ability to mate and produce offspring
Expressed in 3 ways:
1. Male competition - males will compete for access to females, leads to dominance hierarchies and territoriality
2. Female Choice: females invest more in offspring by being choosier about their mate’s genes
3. Sexual dimorphism: as a result of female choice, traits in males become exaggerated
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLoXDFDeD9E