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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2009 Sep-Oct;59(5):587-92.

[Formation of probabilistic structure of motor behavior in bottlenose dolphins in captivity].

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A probabilistic structure of the motor behavior was analyzed in dolphin calves Tursiops truncatus in the prenatal period and adult dolphins in an oceanarium. Ethograms were recorded and subjected to a computer analysis. Ranking probabilities of transitions between behavioral acts revealed a highly determined sequence of operations underlying the newborn dolphins' behavior. The principle of formation of the variation ethologic structures providing a contact between a developing organism and the environment was determined. The results are discussed in terms of the concept of the informational brain-environment interaction.

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