In order for researchers to study animals in the wild, it is often necessary to build a "blind." This is an enclosed shelter that will allow the researcher to observe the animals, but not allow the animals to observe them. Once a blind is in place, it is often disturbing to the animal because it is a new and unusual object in their territory. However, after a short time the animals will begin to act as if the blind didnt even exist and go on about their normal routines. This is a classic example of the learned behavior known as ...

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    habituation.
    reflexes.
    imitation.
    imprinting.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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habituation.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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