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Is an organism's response to changes in it's environment.

Behaviour can be inherited or learned.

Both genes and the environment influence your behaviour. 

For example, if a child is born deaf they don't hear people speaking so they don't learn to speak for a long period.

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Some behaviour is inherited

Inherited behaviour is known as instinctive.

Animals will respond in the right way to a stimulus even if they have never done it before.

For example, new born mammals will suckle from their mothers without learning to.

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Reflex actions

Protect you from dangerous stimuli.

They are automatic actions.

Earthworms show negative phototaxis- move away from light.

Sea anemones wave their tentacles when stimulated by the prey's chemical. 

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