Habituation as a mechanism of reduced aggression between neighboring territorial male bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana).

@article{Bee2001HabituationAA,
  title={Habituation as a mechanism of reduced aggression between neighboring territorial male bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana).},
  author={Mark A. Bee and Heath Gerhardt},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={68-82}
}
Territorial animals often exhibit relatively lower levels of aggression toward familiar territorial neighbors than toward strangers. Habituation to a neighbor or its communication signals has been proposed to account for this reduced aggression between adjacent territorial neighbors. The authors asked whether discrimination between neighbors and strangers by territorial male bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) could result from habituation of the aggressive response to repeated presentations of the… CONTINUE READING

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