University Of Cambridge, Pepsi, Commercial House Hippo discussed on GSMC Weird News Podcast

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Talking about some ridiculously over-priced springs and now by watching videos of each other eating blue tits. Don't don't laugh. This is the name of comfort and great tits can learn to avoid foods the taste disgusting in our potentially toxic. A new study has found. I wonder whose money went into this. Research study birth watching TV seeing the disgust response and others helps them helps them recognize distasteful. Pray by their conspicuous markings without having to taste them and can potentially increase both the birds and their praise. Survival Rate Study published in the Journal of Animal. Ecology showed that blue tits learned best by watching their own species whereas great tits. Learn just as well from great tits and blue tits. In addition to learning directly from trial and error birds can also decrease the likelihood of bad experiences and potential poisoning by watching others such social transmission of information about novel prey could have significant effects on prey evolution. And help explain why different needs bird species flocks together blue tits in great tits forge together and have similar diets but they may differ in their hesitation to try novel food. I watching others. They can learn quickly and safely which prey our best to eat. This can reduce the time and energy. They invest into trying different. Pray and help them. Avoid the ill effects of toxic pray says Lisa Hamlin D. student at the University of Cambridge. The Department of Zoology now Corey University Sydney. I'd first author of the report. This is the first study to show that blue tits are just as good as great tits it learning by observing and probably better than most humans previously scientists thought that great tits were better but now it looks. It looks like they're just as good. This new work shows that using social information to avoid bad outcomes especially important in nature many insect species lady birds. Ladybugs sorry firebugs in tiger. Moths have developed conspicuous. Markings bitter tasting chemical defenses to deter predators but before birds learn to associate the markings with disgusting taste. He species are at high risk of being eaten because they can't stand up. Conspicuous warning colors are an effective anti Predator defense for insects but only after predators have learned to associate the warning signal with the disgusting taste before that these insects are an easy target for naive uneducated predators loons ingredients together in the wild so they have many opportunities to learn from each other. If prey avoidance behaviors spreads quickly through the Predator populations could benefit ongoing survival of the prey species significantly and help drive. It's the research showed that each bird. Researchers showed each bird of video of another birth response as eight and disgusting prey item in the TV birds discussed and response to unpalatable food including vigorous beak wiping and head shaking provided the information for the watching bird. The use of video allowed complete control of the information. Each bird saw the prey shonen. Tv consisted of small pieces of almond flakes Glued inside white paper packets and some of the packets the almond flakes have been soaked and bitter tasting solution to block symbols printed on the outside of the packages indicated palatability tasty prey to cross the symbol the blended into the background disguise And disgusting pray. That had a conspicuous square symbol now the TV watching birds were then presented with the different novel. Pray that was either tasty or disgusting to see if they had learned from the birds on TV both blitz and grades eight fewer of the disgusting pray packets after watching a bird on TV showing disgust in response to those packets sort of like subliminal messaging. You know we watch people drink. You know if it's like a slam campaign or something for a coke and Pepsi Right. Say there was a campaign from Pepsi. Slamming Coke right where they said that it tasted disgusting. It was like a part of us to be like. Oh Okay Yeah Okay. I screws right and then we just stopped drinking it just because we saw it on TV. Don't believe when you see on. Tv remember when they tricked us in the nineties with the house? Hippo thing he can't believe everything you see on TV. I really thought that was real. I was so disappointed at the end of the Commercial House Hippo. They're so cute. They're so little tiny little house. Hippo birds and all other predators have to still work out which potential food is worth eating in terms of benefits such as a nutritional content and Costs such as the level of toxic Defense Chemicals. So they're working on Nutritious school degrees amongst their communities now but watching others can actually influence their food preferences and and help to avoid unpalatable foods and our previous using the great tits as a model Predator. We found that if one sees another being repulsed by type prey then both birds learned to avoid in the future by extending the research. We now see the different bird. Species can learn from each other to since Dr Rose Farragut at the University of Cambridge's Department of Energy Who is now? At the University of Helsinki Highlife Institute of life in science in Finland. Who led this? This research says this increases. The potential audience can learn by watching others in helps to drive the evolution of the prey species in other words. Watch more TV right. That's what I got from this. That's definitely what they meant right. Monkey see monkey do Birdie.

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