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user-inactivated  ·  2982 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 18th Sporadic Quotes Thread

    'an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli.'

We have hundreds of these.

OftenBen  ·  2981 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The key word there is innate. Behavioral responses to stimuli in humans has to be taught, without exception. That is, for anything that actually goes to the brain. Your hand pulls away from a hot stove before your brain realizes it is registering pain. Reflex, not instinct.