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And... where do reflexes enter this discussion???
I hope you'll speculate with it a little.
then how does the instinct present itself to the dog? What prompts him to want to do this? Is it an unstoppable desire? Is it a plain irresistible compulsion? Is it a simple 'curious' feeling?
but I assume that wild dogs track by scent, too.
Is it hard-wired in the brains of canids? Or is it such a simple task that it occurs to every dog everywhere?
Greg asked the Naked Scientists:For years, I have assumed that emotions were the instinctive reactions to various stimuli, but lately I've been listening to your podcasts (along with various other sciency ones) and I haven't heard any scientists equate emotion and instinct. How wrong have I been all this time?
What about you? Any of your underlying premises been challenged?