It was rediscovered by the early ethologist Oskar Heinroth , and studied extensively and popularized by his disciple Konrad Lorenz working with greylag geese. Lorenz demonstrated how incubator-hatched geese would imprint on the first suitable moving stimulus they saw within what he called a " critical period " between 13—16 hours shortly after hatching.
For example, the goslings would imprint on Lorenz himself to be more specific, on his wading boots , and he is often depicted being followed by a gaggle of geese who had imprinted on him. Lorenz also found that the geese could imprint on inanimate objects. In one notable experiment, they followed a box placed on a model train in circles around the track. The filial imprinting of birds was a primary technique used to create the movie Winged Migration Le Peuple Migrateur , which contains a great deal of footage of migratory birds in flight.
The birds imprinted on handlers, who wore yellow jackets and honked horns constantly. The birds were then trained to fly along with a variety of aircraft, primarily ultralights. The Italian hang-glider pilot Angelo d'Arrigo extended this technique. D'Arrigo noted that the flight of a non-motorised hang-glider is very similar to the flight patterns of migratory birds; both use updrafts of hot air thermal currents to gain altitude that then permits soaring flight over distance.
He used this fact to enable the re-introduction into the wild of threatened species of raptors. Birds that are hatched in captivity have no mentor birds to teach them traditional migratory routes. D'Arrigo had one solution to this problem. The chicks hatched under the wing of his glider and imprinted on him. Then, he taught the fledglings to fly and to hunt.
The young birds followed him not only on the ground as with Lorenz but also in the air as he took the path of various migratory routes. In , he worked with a condor in South America.
In a similar project, orphaned Canada geese were trained to their normal migration route by the Canadian ultralight enthusiast Bill Lishman , as shown in the fact-based movie drama Fly Away Home. Chicks of domestic chickens prefer to be near large groups of objects that they have imprinted on. This behaviour was used to determine that very young chicks of a few days old have rudimentary counting skills. In a series of experiments, they were made to imprint on plastic balls and could figure out which of two groups of balls hidden behind screens had the most balls.
American coot mothers have the ability to recognize their chicks by imprinting on cues from the first chick that hatches. This allows mothers to distinguish their chicks from parasitic chicks. The peregrine falcon has also been known to imprint on specific structures for their breeding grounds such as cliff sides and bridges and thus will favour that location for breeding. Sexual imprinting is the process by which a young animal learns the characteristics of a desirable mate.
For example, male zebra finches appear to prefer mates with the appearance of the female bird that rears them, rather than that of the birth parent when they are different. Sexual attraction to humans can develop in non-human mammals or birds as a result of sexual imprinting when reared from young by humans. One example is London Zoo female giant panda Chi Chi. When taken to Moscow Zoo for mating with the male giant panda An An, she refused his attempts to mate with her, but made a full sexual self-presentation to a zookeeper.
It commonly occurs in falconry birds reared from hatching by humans. Such birds are called "imprints" in falconry. When an imprint must be bred from, the breeder lets the male bird copulate with their head while they are wearing a special hat with pockets on to catch the male bird's semen.
The breeder then courts a suitable imprint female bird including offering food, if it is part of that species's normal courtship. At "copulation," the breeder puts the flat of one hand on the female bird's back to represent the weight of a male bird, and with the other hand uses a pipette , or a hypodermic syringe without a needle, to squirt the semen into the female's cloaca.
Sexual imprinting on inanimate objects is a popular theory concerning the development of sexual fetishism. For example, according to this theory, imprinting on shoes or boots as with Konrad Lorenz 's geese would be the cause of shoe fetishism.
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Psychology Definition of WESTERMARCK EFFECT: the postulation that individuals who are reared nearby or in the same home do not find each other sexually appealing when they're older. It is based upon t.
Westermarck () hypothesized that proximity to others during development serves as a cue to biological relatedness and hence is critical for sibling sexual aversion (the “Westermarck effect”). The Westermarck Effect is commonly brought up in the midst of shipping arguments shipping discussions where incest, cousins, and childhood friends are involved. A form of reverse sexual imprinting, the Westermarck Effect serves to suppress inbreeding in humans, working in opposition to the theorized genetic sexual attraction phenomenon.
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