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Biology
Course
BIO3176
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All Professors
Semester
Spring

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Bio3176 Chapter 4Ethology is the study of both the proximate and ultimate causes of behaviourThe neural network responsible for detecting a simple cue or sign stimulus or releaser and activating the instinct or fixed action pattern was given the label innate releasing mechanismMoths and crickets are an example of this in their response to batsCode breaking is when a species exploits the innate releasing mechanism of another speciesEg The blister beetle larvaDoubts exist as to whether the A2 is necessary for the last second evasion of the moth from the batCricket moth and sea slug examples see class notesA central pattern generator is a group of cells in the central nervous system that produces a particular pattern of signals necessary for a functional behavioural responseStimulus filtering is the ability of neurons and neural networks to ignore
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