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Introduction Social isolation induces depressive-like behavior in animals and humans by impacting RNA editing, but the detailed mechanisms are still unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore how an ADAR1 (RNA-editing enzyme) inducer and inhibitor may impact...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27413v1
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Dispersal is a central process in ecology and evolution. It strongly influences the dynamics of spatially structured populations, by affecting population growth rate and local colonization-extinction processes. Dispersal can also influence evolutionary processes...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27394v1
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Climate change is asymmetrically altering environmental conditions in space, from local to global scales, creating novel heterogeneity. Here, we argue that this novel heterogeneity will drive mobile generalist consumer species to rapidly respond through their behavior...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27187v2
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White rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) are odd-toed ungulates that belong to the group Perissodactyla and are second only to elephants in terms of large body mass amongst extant tetrapods, making them fascinating studies for how large land animals support and...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27365v1
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Multiple associative learning events can take place within sub-second time and the "completed" mechanism can then be used for specific memory retrieval without any lapse of time. This indicates that a biological process is completed within the matching time-scales...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27343v1
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We propose a biologically-inspired research agenda with parallel tracks aimed at AI and AI safety. The bottom-up component consists of building a sequence of biophysically realistic simulations of simple organisms such as the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27321v1
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Forming generalizations from previous experiences is a complex skill, which requires a delicate coordination between several basic cognitive abilities. In menacing situations, this ability is called “fear generalization”. It allows humans to predict harmful events...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27311v1
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Octopus oliveri is a widespread and common rocky intertidal cephalopod that mates readily in the laboratory, but for which mating behavior has not been reported previously. Four sets of behavioral experiments were recorded wherein three males, in varying order,...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27309v1
290 downloads
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Primate individuals use a variety of strategies in intergroup encounters, from aggression to tolerance; however, recent focus on the evolution of either warfare or peace has come at the cost of characterizing this variability. We identify evolutionary advantages...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3400v3
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The observation that monkeys appear to make transitive inferences has been taken as evidence of their ability to form and manipulate mental representations. However, alternative explanations have been proposed arguing that transitive inference performance based...

["Animal Behavior","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26889v3
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We aimed to examine mechanistically the observed foraging differences across two honey bee, Apis mellifera, subspecies using the Proboscis Extension Response (PER) assay. Specifically, we compared differences in appetitive reversal learning ability between honey...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27274v1
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Background. Brachycephalus includes miniaturized frogs with restricted geographical distributions throughout the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Ecological data for most species are still scarce. For instance, advertisement calls have only been described for 12 of the...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27243v1
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Butterflies can directly absorb heat from the sun via their wings to facilitate autonomous flight. However, how is the heat absorbed by the butterfly from sunlight stored and transmitted in the wing? The scientifc question remains unclear. Thus, in this study,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27200v1
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Despite being closely related, dogs consistently perform worse than wolves in independent problem-solving tasks. These differences in problem-solving performance have been attributed to dogs’ greater reliance on humans, who are usually present when problem-solving...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26913v2
129 downloads
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Birds found outside their typical range, or vagrants, have fascinated naturalists for decades. Despite broad interest in vagrancy, few attempts have been made to statistically examine the explanatory variables potentially responsible for the phenomenon. In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27104v1
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