Animal Learning and Cognition (8)

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What is communication?
occurs when one organism transmits a signal to another organism which is capable of responding appropriately
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What did Von Frisch 1974 win a nobel prize for?
His research into honeybees and the way they communicate the location of food through a dance
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What are the two dances identified by Von Frisch?
Round dance (food sources 50-100m away) and the waggle dance (100m+ away)
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What does a snake call encourage vervet monkeys to do?
look on the ground
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What does a leopard call encourage vervet monkeys to do?
run to the trees
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what does an eagle call encourage vervet monkeys to do?
look up to the sky
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What does language allow humans to do?
teach a huge amount of skills and live in huge social groups
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What does Macphail argue about language?
All humans must have the same cognitive architecture because all languages adhere to the same rules of grammar
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What do Chomsky and Macphail believe makes humans unique?
language
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What are Hockett's criteria for language (1940)?
discrete units, arbitrary units, semanticity, displacement, productivity through syntax
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