Curiosity and Information Seeking in Animal and Human by Wojciech Pisula

By Wojciech Pisula

The aim of the ebook is to carry a severe overview of the literature and author's study info proper for figuring out the phenomena of interest, info looking habit, and novelty looking. The booklet is designed to be a complete and systematic lecture of parts on the topic of the most topic in a manner that might permit the reader to know the suggestion of improvement by way of the evolutionary time scale and ontogenesis. all of the topics is defined at the foundation of 3 views: final elements, integrative degrees, and aroximate mechanisms. This paintings is meant to combine ways followed inside psychology, ethology, and behavioral neuroscience.

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S. Jennings (1906). In a plethora of experiments, Jennings documented the capability of simple organisms to use complex behavioral regulation based on external input. In his studies, the carriers of information were chemical, thermal, electric, and light stimuli. He came to fascinating conclusions. In the closing chapters of his monograph, Jennings described the ability of simple organisms to differentiate stimuli. This differentiation involves a negative (withdrawal) or positive (approach) response to stimulus, a change of direction or the animal resuming or stopping its locomotion.

A scent left by an animal, may carry social information for other representatives of the same species, and foodrelated message for a predator hunting for the animal that produced the stimulus. Thus, the concept of information, which is useful in the analysis of animal and human behavior, must be placed within the context of the entire biological and ecological system in which a given organism exists. Those events that may have informative properties con35 ANIMAL AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR stitute a subset of sensory stimulation accessible to the animal’s sensory or perceptual apparatus.

Aquino (2002) offered a review of comparative studies in the learning processes of the European honey bee (EHG) and the Africanized honey bee (AHB). 2. A schematic representation of arthropod’s nervous system, based on insect (right) and crab (left). g. topography learning) being shown as strikingly similar to learning in vertebrates. The presence of multiple forms of exploration in arthropods is also undisputable, even though they often take the form of stereotyped seeking behavior. Exploratory behavior has been studied extensively especially in ants.

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