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1. Not conditioned or subject to conditions; unconditional.

2. (Science: psychology) Not subject to condition or limitations; infinite; absolute; hence, inconceivable; incogitable.

(Science: psychology) The unconditioned, all that which is inconceivable and beyond the realm of reason; whatever is inconceivable under logical forms or relations.

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Animal Behaviour

I agree, except that unconditioned(instincts) and conditioned(not instincts) behaviors are both evident in the more complex animals. Canids(and I'm sure they aren't the only ones), even without any conditioning by peers, are able to ...

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by futurezoologist
Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Behaviour
Replies: 18
Views: 12918

Re: Animal Behaviour

... it is better than resorting to "genetic-based behavior." Its the same thing, actually. The "lower" animals behavior can be UNCONDITIONED instinct while the "higher" mammals have their instincts conditioned. That is, how they are expressed is led by and influenced ...

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by charles brough
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Behaviour
Replies: 18
Views: 12918

What happened?

If you drink sea water you will throw up. It is an unconditioned reflex.

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by MrMistery
Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: What happened?
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Origins of life

... philosophy and science. Here is a better example: in the rotulian reflex, does your leg want to bounce(maybe not the best word)? No, it simply an unconditioned relfex that is triggered automatically. Same thing with bacteria...

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by MrMistery
Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
Replies: 327
Views: 207384

gastric juice secretion

It's an unconditioned reflex according to pavlov.

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by mith
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gastric juice secretion
Replies: 9
Views: 5350
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