How could a scientist determine if a behavior is an instinct or is learned?
A scientist could determine if a behavior is an instinct or is learned in a few ways. One way is to see how the animal reacts with no other animal in sight.
Scientist know that the animal is instinct or not is because the animals know how to do it when they are born.
By checking several of the same species when they are born and when they are older. hope this helps!
Well... They would have to observe many of the same species. If they all act the same, instinct. If some act differently, learned.
Instinct and learned behavior are antonyms because learned behavior means someone helps you and instinct maens to do it by yourself.
A python is an animal, so is neither a learned behavior nor an instinct.
A learned behavior is something that a parent or anyone taught you. A instinct is a behavior that an animal is born with and does not need to learn.
No, an instinct is an action or response that do without thinking but a learned behavior would be an action that you have learned or been taught. Although, a learned behavior can become an instinct.
An instinct is something that is in-born, while a learned behavior is developed through training, repetition, experience, knowledge, etc. An instinct can be considered a talent in a sense.
Frogs communicate from instinct.
Instinct- a behavior that the animal already knows Learned Behavior-something that the animal has to learn:)
i think that they have partly learned behavior and partly instinct behavior because they proberly learn some things for their parents and other things they might pick up naturally
Instinct. It's also called 'Innate Behavior'
You are born with an instict, but you learn your behavior.
depends. if you are a spider its an instinct. if you are a human its impossible
Learned behavior is a behavior that does not come naturally, as an instinct behavior does. You have to teach an animal how to do a trick, etc., which is learned behavior, for they were not born with the knowledge of knowing how to do that trick, etc.
Instinct. To have learned behaviors they have to be taught. The cub does stay with the mother for 2 years and they are shown how to hunt, but it is instinct that is the main method of life.
These two terms are antonyms because an instinct is a quick reaction to something happening that someone has not taught you ie. if a rubber band is shot at your face you close your eyes. a learned behavior on the contrary is something that someone has taught you such as how to drive a car. usually a learned behavior is more gradual whereas an instinct comes naturally.
When animals swim, it is always from instinct. This applies to bears as well.
it is a learned behavior because a lion doesn't know how to hunt until the mother or father teaches him(her)
an instint the are born swimmers
An example of a behavior that is 'inborn' and does not not have to be learned is instinct. Instincts are inborn patterns of activity or tendencies to actions common to specific biological species.
An instinct is a behavior trait that the animal is born with and cannot change. A learned behavior however, is anything an animal needs to be taught to do.
your not smart enough to know
No, it is a natural instinct. An instinct called imprinting leads most baby birds to follow their mothers.
This is the psychological nature vs nurture concept. A learned behavior is considered nurture, you arent born with it therefore its learned. An instinct however is considered nature because you were born with it and it is in your genes. In other words an instinct would be something you are predispositioned to by heredity. With animals this would also have to do with natural selection. They carry on genes that help them survive, ie instincts… Read More
Of course not it just hatched how could it have learned the behavior? It is instinct, but recently it has been proven that instincts can be modified by behavior from very recent predecessors.
I think it's learned behavior because it imitates the other birds, right? So it's learning from the other birds.....
The learned behavior was taught to them (For example- A fox) by their mother/father. An instinct was never taught to the baby fox, it was born with it. Kind of like a reaction. When someone tries to hurt you, you instinctively block it. When you are in a test you are answering questions you have been taught. Hopefully this helps you! :)
Learned behavior is anything that isn't done by instinct. A cat will instictively know how to eat, and how to walk, and will know what it's whiskers are for. However, a cat may have to learn to put up with dogs, and thus a cat that curls up with a dog has a 'learned' behavior.
thy just do more like instinct and learned behavior
No. It is an instinct a dog has when it is born. Although all dogs don't chew!
Although it is instinct to eat food it is not a instinct to hunt it. Much like your parents teach you that yes you eat but you don't eat food off the floor. So it is a learned beahvior to hunt.
hunting is pure instinct, my cat does it all the time and he hardly ever goes outside, and when he does it is always for a short time.
Most instincts are usually something a baby/child display at a very young age sometimes at birth and if a behavior is seen for the first time it is almost always learned
A learned behavior is something a living thing is taught or learned from experience. An instinct is something a living thing just does without practice such as breathing.
Learned behavior is a behavior that doesn't happen because of instinct. A rat runs a maize and learns that if goes s certain way he will get a treat at the end. This is classical conditioning and most animals respond to the stimuli of the food. People do too. A child who throws a fit each time he/she wants something and gets it is learning that if they throw a fit they will get what… Read More
There are many actions that are instinctive and learned in imprinting behavior. Animals natural act one way but can be influenced by others around them.
Instinct behaviour is when people or animals do something and they don't know why eg dogs burying a bone. We are a long way away from the time when dogs had to eat when they could. If they had a lot of food, they would bury some for a time when they were hungry ready to be dug up again. Learned behaviour is simply things that we learn to do from watching someone (usually a… Read More
It's an instinct because a small prey animal, such as a rabbit, runs from a predator, it's just something they know how to do. For example, when someone punches you, it's your instinct to whack them right back.
almost all the time animal behaviors are learned. The bad behaviors can be corrected and the good behaviors should be awarded That is only fully true of domesticated animals. Wild animals can be taught new behavior, or "tricks", but their true instinct is always present.
Instinct is behaviour that is inherited rather than learned. We might say that a person who often fights has an aggressive instinct. But the person may not have been born with a desire to fight - and, with a different home or school background might never have developed it. An inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a species and is often a response to specific environmental stimuli. An instinct is inherited.
If you watch the movie. The invention of lying, then i would say yes, although one is usually born with at least a small instinct of lying.
Yes, a behavior can be learned. This is called a learned behavior.
Why do birds such as nightingales and mockingbirds imitate the song of other birds and other environment is this behavior an instinct or is it learned?
BIRDS ARE gonna go there and more will come to eat and live there.
A dog barking at a strange cat is instinctual. A pet dog will not bark at a cat living within the same household.
a learned behavior is a skill you learned from something
The one difference between innate behavior and learned behavior is that learned behavior is learned during someones/somethings life span. Inherited behavior is something you get or adapt to as a new born.
There are many things that can be learned organization. This learned organization is not a technique that comes by instinct.
migration, such as in birds or animals is because of their instincts, it is more of a memorised behaviour so to speak as all birds are born with this instinct and will fly south for the winter regardless of anything. in the case of nomadic travellers, migration is a learned behavior as they will follow their animals to different water holes among other examples. hope this helps!