Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying
From: Ray Recchia (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Nov 23 2001 - 00:52:55 GMT
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Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 19:52:55 -0500
From: Ray Recchia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying
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At 11:55 AM 11/22/2001 -0500, you wrote:
Similar environments populated by
similar species produce similar
behaviors. No imitation of any sort is required.
Imitation itself in such models is an illusion.
Mate selection in guppies. Guppies generally show a preference for
brightly colored males. Trick a female into seeing other females
near a drab male guppy and the female will subsequently choose the
drab male over the brightly colored male. That has nothing to do
with environment. It's imitation. There are theoretical models
which indicate that imitation is favored when food sources are large but
widely scattered and others that indicate that imitation under these
circumstances can cause changes in population and influence the evolution
of a species. What research has been done appears to
contradict your statement
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