The functional organization of behaviour

  title={The functional organization of behaviour},
  author={G P Baerends},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
The aim of causal analysis in ethology is to understand, through the application of methods and explanatory principles customary in the sciences, the mechanisms underlying behaviour. In the symposium organized by the Society for Experimental Biology in Cambridge in July 1949 (a meeting which gave the start to the series of ethological conferences held since every second year) Niko Tinbergen started his stimulating lecture oll the hierarchical organization of behaviour with the remark that the… CONTINUE READING

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