Tim Jenkins Brain Story 13 “The Thirsty Fly” Dr. Kroger Psy 375 11-16-16 In Weiner’s “The Thirsty Mind” article (2014), the neurostructures of a fruit fly were analyzed as it related to “thirst”. Kent Berridge has spent decades of his life devoted to the biological reward circuitry that exist. Berridge’s theory of rewards was broken down into 3 subcategories; liking, wanting and learning (Weiner, 2014). Different species have similar responses to a sweet taste: sticking their tongues out, which Berridge defines loosely as liking (Weiner, 2014). “Wanting” is the pursuit of what the organism likes; while the associations regarding their likes is learning (Weiner, 2014).
He includes how insects can be specifically seasoned to make them tasteful. For example, he captions under a photograph, “Plenty of worms and a frisson of danger to a taco […].” This builds his argument because it expresses to the readers that insects can appeal to their sense of taste, and they can add more flavor to other foods that people often eat. This encourages readers to go out and purchase insect foods and try them. Tenenbaum also includes that the insects can “pull out the carbohydrates and fats and minerals” in foods. He is persuading that if people eat insects, they will gain the energy from the carbohydrates, fats, and
If the bug walks over to the dry side, as opposed to the wet side, where the bugs are known to be attracted to those conditions, then it will give us the possible theory that pillbugs are communal animals, swayed more by majority rather than their familiar habitat. We will repeat the experiment multiple times to see how many of the bugs can be swayed by the majority, starting with 1, and ending the experiment with 4. Independent Variable: Bugs placed in dry habitat (starting with 9, ending with 6) Dependent Variable: Bugs that move over to the majority's habitat (starting
The line “At first, just one, a glossy purple clot,” reveals how the speaker knew when a berry was ready to be picked. The line “Where briars scratched and wet grass bleached our boots,” reveals the setting where the speaker would go to pick the berries. The line “Like a plate of eyes, our hands were peppered,” reveals how the process of picking berries was a messy one. The line “That all the lovely canfuls smelt of rot,” reveals the smell that the spoiled berries left. Heaney’s use of passionate diction and detailed imagery conveys a deep understanding of blackberry-picking.
They also refer to the poisonwood tree and the word “bangala” when speaking about Jesus and religion. All of these forms of symbolism help shape the themes and conflicts that arise in the characters lives. The author of Things Fall Apart refers to the cultivation of yams when describing Okonkwo and how masculine he is because of his barn full of yams. The author also refers to yams as being the king of the crops, in an attempt to show how important it is to the Umufio society. Okonkwo’s mood also changes based off of how his crops are doing or what season it is when it comes to harvesting.
Going back to why she uses diction, she explains with every word she writes about the burying beetles and how they are “nature's most efficient recyclers”. “Most efficient” symbolizes to earth and they work really hard to keep things flowing despite what others think about their looks. Therefore, throughout Goodall's essay, she uses many words to describe these invertebrates. Since Goodall is a Primatologist, she studies in animals and insists. Due to this, she wants people to change their view about the invertebrates and help save
A bees Niche is to mostly make honey but they make the honey by getting nectar from flowers and plants. They pollinate the blossom and that will turn it into food like fruit and vegetables for us to eat. Another Niche for bees is to balance out the food chain like bears come and eat their honey for their main source of food. Bees also eat other insects or decompose bigger animals for food. Have you ever seen a dead deer on the side of the road and when you drove by it the next couple of days it was gone.
Honey bees play a significant and crucial role in human society. They are widely noted for provision of numerous products that can be used for many different things. Above all, however, honey bees are important pollinators in the agriculture industry. According to the USDA, honey bees pollinate about 80% of our flowering plant crops, which is one out of every three bites of food. Plants that are pollinated by insects such as honey bees are called "entomophilous".
Alcohol’s effect on the fruit flies was very evident because the fruit flies started to lose their strength to fly around the bottle. As the concentration of ethanol increases, the flies tend to get uncoordinated and oblivious with their surroundings. In other words, the fruit flies tend to get tipsy, and once the alcohol concentration increases, the fruit flies become sedated. It was also observed that too much exposure in ethanol could lead to the fruit flies’ death. This means that fruit flies are very weak when it comes to tolerating the presence of alcohol and they could reflect withdrawal symptoms (Ledford,