Imprinting - tipe of learning in birds

Mičić, Josipa (2009) Imprinting - tipe of learning in birds. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Imprinting is an individual animal`s learning to respond to a sign stimulus (realeaser) only at a particular time (sensitive period) of it life and often retaining this response throughout its life. The most immanent are the sexual and filial imprinting. The duration, and timing of sensitive periods varies depending on the imprinting species and the nature of the imprinting (sexual, filial...). The phenomenon of imprinting is clearly present in the development of some mamals, and especially birds. The affects of imprinting can be retained throughout entire life of an animal, but they are not completely irreversible. Irreversibility, as well as some other aspects of imprinting, depends on the imprinting species, the time period in which it`s taking place, intensity, and many other factors.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 14
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 12:21
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 12:21
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3511

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