Experimental research of specificity of fear of snake: coral snake pattern

Master thesis Czech RESTRICTED
Průšová, Lucie;
(2013)
  • Subject: korálovka; king snake; coral snake; strach; beauty; korálovec; multimodální signály; coevolution; aposematické zbarvení; aposematic coloration; fear; multimodal signals; krása; koevoluce
    mesheuropmc: complex mixtures | integumentary system | digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Due to shared coevolutionary history of snakes and primates with snakes acting as their main predators, snakes elicit fear in most of the primates, humans included. Humans are able to notice a stimulus that elicits fear, e.g., a snake, much faster. Such ability might ha... View more
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