Imprinting

Type of psychology: Learning

Fields of study: Biological influences on learning; endocrine system

Imprinting is an endogenous, or inborn, animal behavior by which young mammals and birds learn specific, visible physical patterns to associate with important concepts such as the identification of one's mother, navigation routes, and danger. The phenomenon, which relies primarily upon visual cues and hormonal scents, is ofhigh survival value for the species possessing it.

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