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Voc. for Homeostasis


1. 1. Homeostasis 1. regulation of an organism’s internal, life-maintaining conditions.
2. Stimulus - something that causes a change
3. Response the way an organism reacts to a stimulus.
4. Innate behavior behavior that an organism is born with and does not have to be learned, such as a reflex or instinct.
5. Reflex simple innate behavior, such as yawning or blinking, that is an automatic response and does not involve a message to the brain.
6. Instinct complex pattern of innate behavior, such as spinning a web that can take weeks to complete.
7. Migration instinctive seasonal movement of animals to find food or to reproduce in better conditions.
8. Hibernation behavioral adaptation for winter survival in which an animal’s activity is greatly reduced, its body temperature drops, and body processes slow down.
9. Estivation inactivity in hot, dry months
10. Learned behavior a behavior that is developed through experience or practice.
11. Imprinting occurs when an animal forms a social attachment to another organism during a specific period following birth or hatching.
12. Trial and error a learned behavior that may take many tries to learn.
13. Conditioning occurs when the response to a stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus. An example is teaching a dog tricks or to search for something.
14. Cognitive behavior a learned behavior that involves thinking, reasoning, and problem solving.
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