(1) Choose one of the following terms (imprinting, habituation or latent learning) and tell how this type of learning could be adaptive for a wild organism.
(2) The two graphs [see attachment] show the results of testing 4 species of birds in a spatial task and a non-spatial task. Why are Clark's nutcrackers much better than the other birds at the spatial task.
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Here are the definitions for all the terms.
imprinting = a form of learning in which a very young animal (usually only hours to days old) forms a strong attachment to the first object it is exposed to, which is usually a parent.
habituation = the lessening of an animal's reaction to a stimulus
latent learning = learning that is not obvious while it is occurring and remains latent (hidden) until a need ...
The solution defines all three terms in the first question, and explains how one of them can be adaptive to a wild organism. For the second question, the solution explains the behavior of the Clark's nutcracker and how that relates to the graphs.
Animal behaviour from chi square test
Individual chi square questions
1. The data below was gathered in the Animal Behaviour lab. In this case, 5 zebra danios were placed in a container in compartment A of the aquarium and 5 goldfish were placed in a container in section C of the aquarium. The test fish, in this set of data was a zebra danio. Does this fish display schooling behaviour? Use the Chi-square test to see.
Data is attached