instinctive behaviour

instinctive behaviour

any behaviour pattern that is inherited and not clearly learned.
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Whether the association of a smell with increased chance of catching prey is a learned behaviour or an instinctive behaviour is not known, but it is unlikely that the spider observed here had ever come in contact with A.
An overweight cat is sluggish and simply cannot partake of their most basic, instinctive behaviour.
It is instinctive behaviour common to most creatures, especially football supporters.
And what animals teach us is how to be supernormal, that is, how to manifest a kind of instinctive behaviour that, far from being one-tracked and mechanical, as per its comprehension in the popular understanding of biology, actually generates creative responses in relation to a complex environment.
There is always a risk in trying to accredit an animal's instinctive behaviour with our human perception of what make up the deadly sins.
Neumuller clad the animal characters in becoming human costumes, while the instinctive behaviour of the human protagonists is accentuated in a balanced manner.
But sleep expert Dr Chris Idzikowski told jurors: "Sexsomnia is instinctive behaviour, they are not conscious at the time.
Sexsomnia affects mostly deep-sleeping men: "Sexsomnia is instinctive behaviour, they are not conscious at the time," he said.
Geese, and other wild birds, are by their nature very territorial and display instinctive behaviour such as hissing when they feel this territory is threatened.
This paper represents an important step towards understanding and harnessing the value of human instinctive behaviour (as opposed to learned behaviour).
But she has her instinctive behaviour as well, such as sitting up on her back legs on sentry duty.