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Habituation under natural conditions: model predators are distinguished by approach direction

Raderschall, Chloe; Magrath, Robert D; Hemmi, Jan


Habituation is an active process that allows animals to learn to identify repeated, harmless events, and so could help individuals deal with the trade-off between reducing the risk of predation and minimizing escape costs. Safe habituation requires an accurate distinction between dangerous and harmless events, but in natural environments such an assessment is challenging because sensory information is often noisy and limited. What, then, comprises the information animals use to recognize...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
DOI: 10.1242/jeb.061614
Access Rights: Open Access


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