Glossary

Natural behaviour:
 

behaviour that is natural to that species, emerges without intervention or outside influence, may also be innate or instinctive behaviours. Examples: stretching, sitting, trotting, suckling

Instinctive patterns:

a collection of behaviours that enable that individual to perform specific functions such as reproduction, predation, etc. Often genetically enhanced through selective breeding. Sometimes referred to as fixed action patterns (FAP), or modal action patterns (MAP). Examples: the predatory stalk, nesting

Releaser stimulus / event

The antecedent, or situation that causes the instinctive behaviour (patterns) to emerge. Examples: grass for urination

Skill:

Learned behaviours that are categorised as cognitive, perceptive and motor. Developed through practice, wrapping of neural pathways in myelin. Examples: eye foot co-ordination used when jumping, going up a stair case.

 

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