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Behavior
All the actions an animal performs
Stimulus
A signal that causes an organism to react in some way
Response
An orgganism's reaction to a stimulus
Instinct
An unborn behavior pattern that an animal performs correctly the first time
Learning
The process that leads to changes in behavior based on practice or experience
Condtioning
The process of learning to connect a stimulus with a good or bad event
Trail-and-Error Learning
The learning that occurs when an aniaml learns to perform a behavior more and more skillfully
Insight Learning
Theprocess of learning how to solve a problem or do something new by applying what is already known
Artificial Intellegence
The capacity of a computer to perform complex tasks such as learning from experience and solving problems
Imprinting
A process in which newly hatched birds or newborn mammals learn to follow the first object they see
Aggression
A threatining behavior that one animal uses to gain control over another
Territory
An area occupied by an animal or a group of animals
Courtship Behavior
The behavior that animals of the same pecies engage in to prepare for mating
Society
A group of closely related animals of the same species that work together fir the benefit of the whole group
Circadian Rhythms
Behavior cycles that occur over a period of approxamitly one day
Hibernation
A state of greatly reproduced body activity that occurs during the winter
Migration
The periodic journey of an animal from one place to another and back for the purpose of feeding or reproduction
Pheromone
A chemical released by one animal that effects the behavior of another animal of the same species
Bioluminescence
The production of light by a living organism by means of chemical reactions within the organism's cells