E3 Innate & Learned Behaviour
Essential Biology E3: Innate and Learned Behaviour
To what extent is human behaviour innate in nature?
Watch this video from the California Academy of Sciences’ Science in Action series: Facial Expressions
- What is the effect of the observer on human behaviour when they know they are being observed?
- Why do the blind olympians provide a good sample population for the study?
- What conclusions could be drawn from the investigation? Why?
Taxis and Kinesis:
- Pill bug lab simulation, from wku.edu
- Pill bug behaviour labs (virtual) from the Monterey Institute
- Sea urchin perception – interesting – from Ed Yong
Learning Animations and Tutorials:
- Pavlov’s dog animation, from Nobel.org
Jim pranks Dwight on The Office:
Operant Conditioning: nice examples from the Big Bang Theory
Indiana Univerity Song Learning in Cowbirds: Social effect on birdsong:
TED Talk: Training Rats to Sniff out Landmines!:
Cuckoos take advantage of reed warblers’ innate caring for chicks – to offload childcare!
TED Talk: I am my Connectome. How do we learn? How does that mould who were are? What is going on inside that brain of ours? Find out:
Here’s a nice TED Talk on how games reward the brain. Think about how your game-playing (or other immersive pastimes) motivate you through rewards and reinforcement.
Which is more intelligent – a dog or a baby?