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Chapter 26

Behavior

What is Behavior?
Behaviors are actions that an organism engages in—they can be related to finding food, reproducing, defending against threats, and many other…
Imprinting
Behavioral imprinting is observed in some newborn animals and occurs when they develop strong and specific attachments to another animal (usually a…
Communication
Communication between two animals occurs when one animal transmits an information signal that causes a change in the animal that receives the…
Migration
Migration is long-range, seasonal movement from one region or habitat to another. This common strategy, carried out by many different organisms…
Mate Choice
Mate choice—the decision about whom to mate with—is a type of natural selection, since animals must reproduce to pass down their genes.…
Fixed Action Patterns
A fixed action pattern (FAP) is a specific, hard-wired sequence of behaviors that occurs in response to an external stimulus, called a sign stimulus.…
Optimal Foraging
How animals obtain and eat their food is called foraging behavior. Foraging can include searching for plants and hunting for prey and depends on the…
Parental Care
Many animals exhibit parental care behavior, including feeding, grooming, and protecting young offspring. Parental care is universal in mammals and…
Altruism
Altruistic behaviors are “unselfish” behaviors—those that help another individual at the expense of the individual carrying out the…
Inclusive Fitness
Most altruistic behavior—in which one animal helps another at a cost to themselves—occurs between relatives. Scientists think these…
Using a Virtual Store As a Research Tool to Investigate Consumer In-store Behavior
People's responses to products and/or choice environments are crucial to understanding in-store consumer behaviors. Currently, there are various…
Measuring the Effects of Bacteria on <em>C. Elegans</em> Behavior Using an Egg Retention Assay
C. elegans egg-laying behavior is affected by environmental cues such as osmolarity1 and vibration2. In the total absence of food C. elegans also…
Tracking <em>Drosophila</em> Larval Behavior in Response to Optogenetic Stimulation of Olfactory Neurons
The ability of insects to navigate toward odor sources is based on the activities of their first-order olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs). While a…

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